The internet is very angry about iOS 6 Maps, especially in the UAE
Apple’s new Maps app for iOS 6 has certainly set down a marker – but unfortunately it’s probably not in the right place. The new service, which replaces Google Maps for anyone who updates their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to the latest version of iOS, has attracted the ire of users for being, well, not as good as Google Maps.
Especially here in the UAE, where search terms for local businesses and even streets regularly return zero results.
Apple has remained silent in the face of the criticism, but may have to speak up sooner or later. Tom Tom, which provides some data for Maps, has already defended its involvement by saying its info provides no more than the foundation of the service.
But the Internet has the scent of blood in its nostrils: “Google Maps” is trending on Twitter worldwide, and there’s already a tumblr blog, The Amazing iOS 6 Maps, posting screenshots of the app’s bizarre behaviour or terrible image quality.
Google Maps has been removed from the default iOS homescreen, and the company has yet to offer a replacement app – but any user frustrated with Apple’s Maps can still access the Google service through their web browser.
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