Simon Pope, an Apple spokesman, emailed a statement to reporters regarding the growing criticism of the new maps that are part of iOS6. The hue and cry have gotten so bad, the complaints have gone viral, spawning their own Tumblr of iOS6 map fails.
Simon defended the maps (surprise!):
“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 and Siri integration, and free turn by turn navigation. We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get. We’re also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.”
From the folks behind the Tumblr, he’s a video explaining why the Apple maps aren’t so sweet: