Apple’s iPhone Maps application (in iOS6) was delivered half-baked. That seems obvious.
Here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook apologising for (shock, horror) ‘the debacle’. Good on him. Will it pull the sting?
My first reaction to the shortcomings was to install a bookmark on my home screen for the web app of Google Maps (see below). It seems clear they’re working on it. I’ll be patient, too. Judging from experience, Apple will crunch this and update their (beautiful-looking, more powerful*) Maps app PDQ. That’s my point of view. But then …
* “Best interface, fed by the worst data” Chris Keall at NBR called it.