Apple’s new map software is under fire from its users on account of inaccuracies and misplaced towns shown on the iPhone application. Users are angry over the fact that Apple is yet to comment on the complaints of the new software, which comes installed on the new iPhone.
In the month of June, Apple had announced that it would stop using Google Maps in favour of its own system, created using data from navigation specialist Tom Tom. Tom Tom had stated that it only provided data and was not responsible for how it worked.
The software is packaged with iOS6, the latest version of Apple’s operating system, which runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Previously the system had mapping software from Google but now users are forced to use Apple’s new map once they upgrade or buy the latest iPhone 5 – which goes on sale from Friday.
A multitude of complaints had been issued by users such as the missing and misplacing of some towns, schools or verification of strange locations instead of the original ones. An interestingly humorous incident occurred when a screen-shot showed a furniture museum that was apparently located in a river.
A Denver-based blogger had openly stated on September 13 that the following software from Apple was a tremendous step backwards and it was something that crippled iOS6 for Apple’s customers. Previously to the release of the iOS6, several developers had expressed concerns over the capability of the mapping app, particularly its ability to find business via search.
Looks like Apple needs to start doing some damage control before things get out of control