Now that iOS 6 has arrived on Apple tablets and phones, users at large are getting their hands on the company's new Maps app for the first time only to find at least a few things out of place. The lack of navigation for public transportation was a known limitation going in, but misplaced landmarks, geographical oddities and suddenly blank areas where Google Maps had an abundance of tags (all being cataloged by The Amazing iOS 6 Maps Tumblr, as seen above) have some users bristling. A spokesperson for Apple tells All Things D that it expects things to improve as more people use Maps (check out the entire statement after the break), but is that enough? Hit the poll selections below to let us know if the new experience is truly a move in the right direction.
|That's great down the road but it sucks for me NOW. Where's that Google Maps app?||19344 (27.5%)|
|No way Apple can ever match Google Maps||15604 (22.2%)|
|I like the new Maps in iOS 6 better already||3520 (5.0%)|
|I'm not completely sold on Apple's Maps, but I'm willing to give it time||9006 (12.8%)|
|What's the problem? My Android / Nokia / (insert here) has the same great maps it's always had||10676 (15.2%)|
|Just show me the results||12291 (17.4%)|
Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover and Siri integration, and free turn by turn navigation. We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get. We're also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.