With the launch of iOS 6 yesterday, one thing many users soon noticed was the fact that Apple’s new maps in the iOS 6 application have quite a few errors. There is mislabelled stuff, missing scenery, incorrect information, you name it. Apple has since been heavily criticised for this, and Apple PR representative Trudy Miller told AllThingsD the following in a statement:
Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn by turn navigation, and Siri integration. We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.
The Guardian then reported that Google built a separate Maps app for iOS 6, in which developer Steve Stroughton-Smith then confirmed with a “Yep.” If true, now it’s up to Apple to approve it.
The Guardian suggests they’ve heard that Google already submitted a Maps app to coincide with iOS 6: guardian.co.uk/technology/blo…Yep.
— Steve (@stroughtonsmith) September 20, 2012