iOS 6 Maps Are Getting A Lot Of Negative Feedback

    September 20, 2012
    Chris Crum

When Apple introduced iOS 6, it revealed that it would be going with its own Maps product (which is really a combination of numerous other mapping products) rather than Google Maps. iOS 6 hit iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches this week, and now users are really starting to understand what this means for their map needs.

While some do appear to like the switch, there is a tremendous amount of user backlash and reports of issues with Apple’s new Maps.

Gizmodo’s Kyle Wagner writes, “The move from Google Maps to Apple’s homespun cartography in iOS 6 has been a sticking point for people, largely because it’s the turd in a very ornate punch bowl.”

Australian Business Traveller ‘s John Walton says, “Business travellers who rely heavily on the Maps app of their iPhone or iPad will find Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps is more like a dead end.” (via Forbes)

There’s even a Tumblr for Apple Maps fails.

Talk about the Maps is all over Twitter. Some actually don’t want to upgrade to iOS 6 because of the Maps.

Here’s what some people are saying on Twitter:

It does appear that Google will likely release a Google Maps app for iOS, so users can get it back. 9to5 Mac shares a Bloomberg video of Google UK Marketing Director Dan Cobley saying users can “use Google Maps by downloading them or going to the Google Maps website.”

The “downloading” comment is odd, considering the app is so far non-existent, but could be a hint that one will soon launch.

Search Engine Land shares another statement from Google, saying, “We believe Google Maps are the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system.”

Google did release an update for Google Maps on Android this week. The company also expanded its Live Traffic info for Google Maps.


Chris Crum
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