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Job listing hints at public transit in Apple Maps

Although the launch didn’t go quite as expected, Apple Maps has improved significantly since it was announced and introduced with iOS 6. Initially full of bugs, wrong directions, and horrible sattelite images that just didn’t quite make sense, Apple’s Maps app has since turned into something that is actually quite a pleasure to use. While it may not be…

Apple Maps directs motorists onto Alaskan airport runway

Apple’s Maps software is continuing to cause problems a year after its release, with reports today claiming that the software directed some Alaskan users to drive along the taxiway of Fairbanks International Airport.   According to Fairbanks, in the past two weeks 2 motorists had driven across the taxiway on two separate occasions, September…

Apple buys Embark, looks to further improve transit in Maps app

When Apple announced that it had dropped Google Maps in favor of its very own mapping service during its announcement of iOS 6, expectations were high for the Cupertino company. Google Maps had been very successful, and there were big shoes to fill for Apple. However, when the service launched, it became a huge flop. Directions were constantly…

Apple hiring “ground truth” team to ensure quality of Apple Maps

Apple’s mapping application does not have the best reputation. No one will deny that. The new iOS Maps app caught so much attention and negative comments after its announcement during the introduction of iOS 6 that Tim Cook himself issued an apology, and even created a new section on the App Store dedicated to finding map and navigation applications to…

Apple acquires HopStop to help improve Maps app

HopStop! I’m sure you don’t need reminding of the fiasco surrounding Apple’s Maps app when it first launched months back. Since that time, the company has made it a public goal to improve the software. Personally I’ve never had any problems with the Maps app on my iPhone 5, but I won’t complain if Apple continues to make it as good as it can be. In that…