CUPERTINO, USA – Following the launch of the new iPhone 5, many users have begun complaining about some startling bugs in Apple’s new Maps app.
Last June, Apple chose to stop using Google Maps and develop its own navigation app using data from other firms, such as TomTom. Since the Google Maps app hasn’t been approved for the Apple’s App Store, users are forced to use the new software bundled with the latest iOS6 operating system, unless they choose to access Google Maps through the phone’s web browser.
The errors consist of major inaccuracies, such as misplaced towns, cities and special landmarks. Some of the worst complaints have come from users from the UK, such as satellite images of Scotland being obscured by clouds. Towns like Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon are missing, while others like Uckfield in East Sussex are misplaced. One ironic screenshot even showed a furniture museum apparently located in a river.
TomTom has already announced that it was only responsible for providing navigation data, and additional features like visual imagery are in the hands of Apple. The former promised that the next version will fix these issues.