Apple Website Says iOS 6 Maps NOT the Best

Apple's Maps for iOS 6

After iOS 6 Maps received criticism from its users, Apple decided to revise their website. The company no longer refers to the software as the most “powerful mapping service ever.” As cited by CNet, the website now states that the app “is the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever.”

New Website and New Features

Other than changing what is stated on their website, it was also posted that the iOS 6 Maps’s features such as interactive 3D views and Flyover imagery are “all in a beautiful vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease.”

The website’s modification came after Apple CEO Tim Cook send out an open letter last Friday. Cook admitted that the new Maps application isn’t up to the company’s standards.

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.

One of the most-cited features that missing on the application is the Google Street View, which is said to be coming to the web-based version of Google Maps within two weeks. In fact, the iPhone maker’s new application is seen as an inferior to the software that it replaced. Prior to this, Apple’s mapping services is powered by Google Maps.

In addition, the CEO recommended a number of other mapping applications that users can access through their iPhone or iPad. The company also added a new feature section on its iOS App Store. Included on the “Find Maps for Your iPhone” is a list of 13 alternative mapping applications that users can download on their device.

What’s notably missing on the list is Google Maps. That’s because a dedicated application from the search engine giant is not yet available on the App Store. However, it was reported that Google is working on a standalone application, although users can still access the Google Maps website via mobile Internet according to Tim Cook.


It is not the first time that Apple changed its promotional page for the iOS 6. Last June, Apple removed their claims that their OS X operating system “doesn’t get PC viruses”. That is after a botnet known as Flashback was discovered. Since then, the company website told its visitors that OS X is “built to be safe”.

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