iOS 6 has been here for exactly one day. It’s undergone some rigorous beta testing, however it appears that one key aspect, Apple’s new map software, is already causing some problems.
Gizmodo.com has compiled a record of 17 people who found problems with the new maps app. It would be pointless listing them all here, so if you’d like to see the full list, click the link above. However, here are some of the highlights:
- One user who used the business listing to find a local taxi driver was given the number of a taxidermist
- One man was told his hometown didn’t exist
- A local mosque was listed as a hotel, complete with bed icon
- A government minister urgently contacted Apple over the listing of an airport that didn’t actually exist citing “a grave safety error”
Other errors include faults with business listings, and errors with turn-by-turn navigation.
Sure, this is only the software’s first day in the big wide world, but it doesn’t seem Apple-like to release software to the public that could be so thoroughly incomplete. Do you think these problems are isolated? Do you have any similar experiences? We’d love to hear from you, so leave your comments below!