After the release of the future of iOS, iOS 6,about 60% people owning an iPhone, iPod, iPad updated their Devices to iOS 6 to enjoy over 200 features. One of the best features in iOS 6 is of the Maps Turn by Turn Navigation, Voice integration, Flyover, and 3D. To achieve these features in Maps for iOS 6, Apple had to build the Maps application from the scratch and they had to ditch Google Maps for this sole cause, because Google Maps couldn’t be integrated to work with voice integration, flyover, and 3D. Therefore, Apple took an initiative to come up with its own Maps.app in iOS 6. While Apple was making or they were done making the Maps.app for iOS 6, they couldn’t get much time or whatever the scenario was due to which they left the Maps with many bugs.
However, iOS 6 was in Beta for a longtime and the G.M came about after 3 weeks of the iOS 6 beta 4 Launch. Apple might not have tested the Maps.app properly because of the main focus was on the integration of Facebook with iOS 6. This deep integration of Facebook in iOS 6 might have diverted Apple’s attention over other Apps in iOS 6 like Maps. The time when iOS 6 was announced, no one knew how buggy would it be. After updating to iOS 6 and using it on different Devices, people started to complain about the iOS 6 Maps. The iOS 6 Maps were totally screwed. They were showing inaccurate locations on the Maps. Many people might have been diverted from their original route by using iOS 6 Maps. This was a cool feature indeed in iOS 6.
Later today, Tim Cook took an initiative to send out a letter to all those running iOS 6 and are affected by the Maps for iOS 6 explaining the reason behind the Maps for iOS 6 acting weird. In other words, we can say that Apple is fully aware of the current situation and the C.E.O of Apple had sent out an Apology to the users who are affected from the Maps for iOS 6.
The apology letter is as Follows:
To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.
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.
While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.
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.
This might sound strange that Tim Cook, the C.E.O of Apple is referring the Apps of his competitors as an alternative. This might be great news for Apple’s Competitors. They all must be parting tonight for being mentioned by Apple’s C.E.O in an apology letter.
Before the party starts, we already told you to get Google Maps on your iPhone running iOS 6 and ditch Maps for iOS 6 until they are not fixed. We also posted a detailed guide on how to get Google Maps on your home screen working. The guide can be found here.