Apple Knows Apple Maps Suck Right Now But Says It'll Get Better

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Apple just released a statement regarding the overall shittiness of Apple Maps and though Cupertino ducks most of the issues like false listings and a melting 3D world, it promises that the service will get better as more people use it. Hmm...


Here's Apple statement in full, as told to AllThingsD:

Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn by turn navigation, and Siri integration. We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.

It's a statement that's obviously doused in PR hopscotchspeak but reading in between the lines—"we are just getting started with it... customer feedback... working hard..."—Apple is clearly aware that its maps offering, which was supposed to be the biggest feature of iOS 6, is one of its worst products since the MobileMe debacle. It's as close as we'll get to Apple admitting that Apple Maps is a shit show. [AllThingsD]



I do have to laugh at the fanboism in some of the comments to these articles. Even when presented with clear evidence that something is shit, the fans still doggedly insist that it is in fact Shinola in disguise. They're like religious nuts, and as such, it would surprise me not at all if they someday merged with the Scientologists and wound up worshipping The Spaceship at Cupertino as the real deal, with rites including the Drinking of the Blood of Steve™, which only just tastes like Kool-Aid. "NO! XENU REALLY LIVES THERE, WITH THE GHOST OF STEVE, BECAUSE THEY PLANNED IT THAT WAY ALL ALONG! FUCK YOU! ARRGGHH!!!"

Just amazing.