The Most Irresponsible Thing Apple Has Done
With iOS6, Apple has replaced the previous mapping app, which use Google Maps, with their own mapping solution. The problem? For many, especially outside the U.S., it’s a far inferior solution.
The graphical glitches are lul-worthy to be sure, but putting locations that people are trying to get to in the wrong spot is far more serious problem. Roads that go into the sea. Towns that don’t exist on the map at all.
Even with all this I would give them credit for trying. What I think deserves very harsh criticism is the decision to completely excise Google Maps from iOS. It was a superior solution for many people, especially those who may have relied on mass-transit, and there is no good reason to snatch it out of loyal customers’ hands.
Apple Maps should have been released as an open beta, it seems. Apple’s war on Google has caught many Apple fans in the crossfire. Check out the write-up the Verge has on the subject.