Apple is upgrading the majority of their ecosystem to iOS 6 today, and while usually this level of support is a good thing, it seems most iPhone and iPad users are set to have a net loss when Google Maps disappear from their system and replaced by Apple’s own Maps solution.
Outside of the US there is a rising tide of disappointment related to the software.
The BBC recounts a list of issues with the maps in UK, saying:
OneÂ Denver-based bloggerÂ wrote on 13 SeptemberÂ wrote:
“This is incredibly different from using Google Maps.Â It’s a tremendous step backwards and something that cripples iOS for Apple’s customers.”
While Apple has been hard at work reducing the quality of Maps on their platform, Microsoft has been extending Nokia’s excellent mapping data to all Windows phone users, which should provide a certain advantage were to look for that really obscure place called Stratford-on-Avon.
Thanks OneWordTF for the tip.