Sunday, September 30, 2012

Apple Doesn't Call Maps App Most 'Powerful Mapping Service Ever' Anymore

Oh dear:


It goes without saying: Apple's Maps app has been a bit of a disaster since its launch with iOS 6 earlier this month.

Although Tim Cook said it anyway in a note recently posted to Apple's website — "We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better." — those words didn't exactly gel with how Apple described its Maps app elsewhere on the site.

Specifically, Apple referred to Maps as, "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever."
We use the past tense when reporting that, however, as Apple has since updated its website to indicate that Maps is, in fact, not that. Don't let it be said that Apple doesn't care about the details (unless you're referring to Maps itself, we suppose).

As reported by Amit Agarwal, at his Digital Inspiration blog, Apple has since updated its description of its Maps app to omit any mention of Maps being amazing, awesome, or any hint that it's the top dog on the mapping market right now. In fact, the entire sentence praising Maps has been replaced with a new sentence that has nothing to do with the app's quality, but rather, its interface.
In total, the new paragraph reads:

"Designed by Apple from the ground up, Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and the stunning Flyover feature. All in a beautiful vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease."

1 comment:

Apple Maps said...

A really great source of information for me. iPhone 5 consumers who upgraded their devices have complained that Apple Maps service features has too many geographical errors, and is missing many of the Google Maps features.