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iOS 6 Maps: Apple Defends Flaws As Users Laugh at Complete 'Fail'

With the updated operating system iOS 6 now available, users are disappointed with the new Mapps app, putting Apple on the defense.

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars on Sep 21, 2012 02:40 PM EDT
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With the updated operating system iOS 6 now available, users are disappointed with the new Mapps app, putting Apple on the defense.

"We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it," Apple's Trudy Muller said in a statement. "We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get."

The Maps app has varying features which includes turn-by-turn navigation with spoken direction and real-time traffic direction. The problem is the maps themselves. Gizmodo called Apple's new 3-D maps a "turd in a very ornate punch bowl." The 3-D image is distorted with a very slow zoom feature.

Muller said Apple is "working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."

Problems were to be expected with the release, but users have a hard time wondering how Apple let this one slide. PCMag's Jamie Lendino noted, the app had "trouble finding points of interests as well as even basic street addresses."

Some of the strange image renderings have spawned a Tumblr blog, dubbed The Amazing iOS 6 Maps, poking fun at the errors of the flawed app. There's also a Twitter account, @fake_iOS6maps, which is having a laugh at Apple's expense.

"OK, to be clear: The maps are *inaccurate*, so you have to *use* them, so they will improve. Make sense? The more you get lost, the better," the account tweeted last night.

Apple's previous operating systems were pre-loaded with Google Maps which now requires access through the browser of your iOS device.

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