Apple decided to replace Google Maps in with its own 3D Maps in iOS 6. iOS 6 has been released publically, and the new Maps have backfired. They have received negative criticism from various sources. However, Apple states they will get better. Read on for more details!
The new native Maps add Fly Over, Voice navigation with Siri, and other new features, but the experience has not been good for the users so far. Trudy Miller, a spokesman of Apple, replied on the company’s behalf:
“Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service,” said spokeswoman Trudy Miller. “We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn-by-turn navigation, and Siri integration. We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.”
Unlike Siri, the Maps app was never released as a beta. Most users think Apple shouldn’t sacrifice user experience just for the sake of competing with Google. Users can report problems and add locations with Maps, but will be they satisfied?
Do you think the new Maps will get better with more user data? Or do you want the old Google maps back? Feel free to share your thoughts!