Apple has created a dedicated maps app, iOS maps which replaces Google Maps in the new iteration of iOS. The new maps received great praise back at WWDC. But now after the unveiling of iOS 6 yesterday they seem to be a bit of an issue. If you are living in any part of Europe, Africa or the Middle East you are in for a surprise. Its not just that the maps lack detail but the data that is provided is also inaccurate. As mentioned on TechCrunch, the city of Berlin has been renamed to “Schoeneiche”.
Some irate users also said that iOS maps are using data for street names which are 2 decades old. With several streets missing even from major cities around the world, as well as hotels, railways stations, incorrectly marked airports, its a bit of a hassle for a traveller, who is the targetted user of the maps. One can only hope that Apple will take notice and improve its maps app before the new iPhone 5 reaches people.