Apple new Maps app gets a bumpy start
by Lim Pei Hao
21 September 2012 – Just less than 24 hours of the new iOS 6 release, the Apple new Maps application has become an overnight controversial issue as many users have reported their irks and frustrations about the app.
Apple new Maps app is used to replace the default Google Maps, as part Apple’s bigger plans on cutting off ties with Google. Apple has also removed the stock YouTube app in the iOS 6, which forces users to download the standalone YouTube app.
However, the main issue here is the new Maps app gets a bumpy start by showing the users the wrong locations, a jagged-looking world when using Flyover and a foggy satellite map which reveals only the tip of the town. Frankly, the differences between the Maps app and Google Maps are drastic.
In TomTom’s defense, the data provider for Apple’s Maps has told BBC that:
"User experience fully depends on the choices these manufacturers make”
Apple has responded to The Verge by saying:
“We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get”
It is quite weird for a map to get more accurate details when there are more people using, but we shall see how it goes.
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