The iPhone 5 came out last week, and it brought with it a new Maps app that nobody likes. Many people are comparing it to the antennae problems in the iPhone 4. While Apple is scrambling to fix it, company co-founder Steve Wozniak has finally given his thoughts on the issue.
ZDNet reports that Wozniak was speaking at an event for Fusion-io, of which he is the chief scientist. He has been playing around with the iPhone 5 since launch as he was first in line at the phone’s launch in Australia. So, he should know what he’s talking about when addressing the problems facing Apple’s new Maps app.
The Apple co-founder said that he was “disappointed” with the Maps app because he couldn’t get to where he wanted to go by voice. He noted that he loved the voice navigation that’s available in Android phones because “they always get it and are based on a better database.”
Wozniak is well versed in the many phones of the world. He’s always willing to give his honest opinions on the strengths and weaknesses in iOS, Android and Windows Phone. So when he talks about Apple’s iOS, you can expect his answers to be honest opinions.
To that end, he says that he’s not so sure the problems plaguing the Maps app “are that severe.” He says that “there are a lot of complaints about one little thing people spot, but it’s not that hard to deal with in life.” He’s worried about the app, but he’s not worried since there are dozens of other navigations apps for iOS 6 already available. Unfortunately, Google Maps is not one of them… yet.