In the past Apple have used Google's mapping solution to power their Maps application, but they've now developed their own version for iOS 6. The problem is that the software isn't anywhere near the standard required and the maps themselves are inaccurate.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook has now issued an official apology for the state of the new iOS Maps software. Infact, he even went as far as to recommend that users should use another mapping solution, such as Bing, MapQuest and Waze, Google or Nokia maps.
Apple are now working hard to improve their Apple Maps software and will apparently be working non-stop until the software reaches Apple's high-standards.
The problem Apple faces is that building up a comprehensive and accurate map database is a long term process and we expect it take some time before Apple Maps can rival Google Maps and the other major mapping solutions.
Long-term users should benefit from the new features included in Apple Maps such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps.
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