Apple apologises for maps

2012-09-28 15:31
Apple has apologised over its maps. (AFP)

Apple has apologised over its maps. (AFP)

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Cape Town - Apple has finally apologised to users of its latest operating system for the functionality of its mapping application.

Business Insider reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to customers apologising for the problems in its mapping program in iOS 6 after the iPhone maker ditched Google's maps.

"We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better," Cook wrote.

Apple released its anticipated iPhone with the new operating system, but many users expressed frustration at the functionality of its maps.

In an increasingly competitive mobile market, Apple announced that it was ditching Google's maps, but Cook ironically advised users to download alternatives to its in-house mapping app.

"While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."


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