It's not been a good first 24 hours for Apple's replacement for Google Maps as iOS 6 dumped the polished maps product in favor of Apple's own map app. Since then, there's been a ton of backlash against Apple, with users of iOS 6 complaining of incorrect data and, even worse, distorted images in the photo maps.
Apple has since sent out an official comment, but stops short of apologizing for the warped images and data mistakes found in iOS 6 Maps. The statement, sent to AllThingsD.com, says:
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.
Although we have no doubt that the Maps app in iOS 6 will get better, this is certainly a black eye on Apple. The app was clearly rushed out before it could be tested extensively. Microsoft does have a version of Bing Maps available to download for iOS devices but it has not been updated in several months. There's no word when Google will release a stand alone iOS 6 map app.
Source: AllThingsD.com | Image via The Amazing iOS 6 Maps