By Sumit Passary | Oct 06, 2012 01:39 PM EDT
Apple is trying to fix the problems that are dogging the new Apple Maps app.
Apple launched its iPhone 5 on Sept. 12, which packed the latest iOS 6. Google Maps have been a standard feature on the iPhone since it debuted in 2007. However, Apple decided to discontinue Google Maps and introduce its own mapping service in the iOS 6.
Since the launch of iOS 6, users have reported problems with the new maps app, which lacks detailing and omits public transit directions. Moreover, Apple's highly-touted 3D flyover feature has also received criticism as the feature displayed comically distorted images that look like major landmarks, and some structures even appeared to have been destroyed.
Apple has been working to fix the map issue and overcome the embarrassment the company faced because of the app. Previous Apple maps on iOS 6 did not show the images of The Statue of Liberty or The Brooklyn Bridge. Now, it seems that the company has updated the maps to show the pictures of both these landmarks.
Similarly, 9to5Mac also reported that Apple fixed a problem with a highway exit in Auckland, New Zealand, and a user updated that Uckfield, United Kingdom is now appearing at the correct location on the map. These fixes indicate that Apple is moving quickly to fix its Maps app.
"There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you," said Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Apple.
"Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard," he added.
Time will tell if Apple can fix the iOS 6 map fiasco and get iFans to use the maps app flawlessly.
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