Apple has been strongly criticised over inaccuracies and poor quality in its new Maps app, which it is employing in its latest iPhone software instead of rival Google Maps.

Apple has been strongly criticised over inaccuracies and poor quality in its new Maps app, which it is employing in its latest iPhone software instead of rival Google Maps.

 
Given a bitter dispute with Google and its allies over Android smartphones and tablets, which have caused tough competition for the iPhone and iPad, it is understandable that Apple would want to no longer rely on Google's software, but in its haste to cut ties with the search giant it appears to have made a number of major blunders.
 
Users of iOS 6, pre-installed on the iPhone 5 and which can be downloaded to older iPhone devices, have complained about a number of elements of Apple's Maps app, which it developed using data supplied by TomTom.
 
 
Some examples provided by the BBC illustrate how poor the new app is, with some towns completely missing, others in the wrong location, satellite images obscured by cloud, mislabelled, missing and wrongly located places, including schools and football clubs, with some so misplaced that they show up in rivers.
 
So far Apple has failed to comment on the mess-up, but TomTom said it only provided data to Apple and was therefore not responsible for how the app, developed by Apple itself, worked. Perhaps abandoning Google Maps was not such a wise thing to do after all.
 
 
Source and Image Credit: BBC

 

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