iOS 12 to introduce a new version of Apple Maps built entirely from the ground up
Though Apple is widely regarded for its world-class software, the launch of Apple Maps back with iOS 6 was nothing short of an embarrassment. Famously, the initial incarnation of Apple Maps was riddled with bugs, frustrating usability issues, and above all else, mapping directions that were far from reliable. I once even showed up late to a wedding because Apple Maps bizarrely navigated me to a school yard as opposed to the proper wedding venue. Thankfully, Google Maps was there to save the day.
Over the past few years, Apple Maps has improved considerably. Not only has Apple added a plethora of new features to the app, mapping directions have improved as well. Nonetheless, Apple Maps still can't shake the widespread perception that it's nothing more than a second-rate version of Google Maps and Waze. The good news, though, is that Apple is well aware of Apple Maps' shortcomings and the company will soon begin rolling out a completely new version of its mapping software built entirely from the ground up.
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iOS 12 to introduce a new version of Apple Maps built entirely from the ground up originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at 13:39:57 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.