Like the huge Apple fan that I am, I got an iPhone 5 and inadvertently threw myself into a world where one of the core features on my phone, Maps, was broken. It’s still crazy to me that Apple would release such a crumby app since I’m always impressed with their attention to detail but this one really missed the mark.
Soon, I was navigating the world like many other iOS users who bought Apple’s latest-and-greatest phone, but were left being directed to other states (or country’s) when trying to find something just around the block.
A couple of weeks ago in New York City it pulled up 47th Street in Tennessee instead of 47th street in Manhattan. A three block walk suddenly appeared to be a cross-border journey, enough said?
Today is a big day for Google, but also a big day for Apple, iOS 6 is finally usable! TechCrunch did a great article on Google’s New Map App and if you’re frustrated, you can read Tim Cook’s letter apologizing for releasing something, errr, before it was any good.