As the inaccuracy of maps is the primary accusation against iOS6, Apple has started recruiting ex-Google Maps employees to create a better substitute. Rumors suggest that many such contractors are already working with Apple, enjoying handsome salaries. In the meantime, iOS hacker Ryan Petrich has managed to adapt a former Google Maps app to work with iOS6. He has released a video about how this is done, and hopes to release the app once it’s working properly.
Meanwhile, others are busy with teardowns of the iPhone 5 and its accessories. iFixit, in collaboration with Chipworks, has released images of a step-by-step teardown of an Apple A6 chip.
A dismantled Lightning bold cable for iPhone 5 has revealed authentication chips, emphasizing that customers shouldn’t buy cheaper third-party cables, as they may not work at all. Several users have also discovered that new Lightning connectors may get stuck in USB ports, probably owing to a faulty design.
With the growth of Apple product thefts, the NYPD has launched an Anti-Apple Picking Campaign to help users track down their stolen Apple devices. Through this campaign, Apple users are encouraged to register their devices and engrave IDs on them.