I can’t stop laughing at the many problems Apple’s iOS 6 maps app has caused. There’s even a Tumblr page dedicated to some of the best howlers. When I first had iOS 6 installed on my iPad last night, it seemingly placed me in the middle of a desert.
To see if these problems apply to more popular areas, I looked up Santa Monica pier. I stayed at the Holiday Inn right next to the pier in 2008 during a business trip and still remember the area well. When viewed with iOS 6 maps, it looks like the vehicles have been given a serious battering and the buildings bashed about by the Gods.
New York doesn’t fare any better, and at one point the system just displayed what looked like the Holodeck from Star Trek: The Next Generation:
and when it did work, it looked like Apple murdered lots of ants:
Things didn’t work out too well when trying to update core Apple apps either. In short, iOS 6 doesn’t really look to be ready for the prime time and given that Apple charge people to test code and to help Apple test pre-release software – they don’t really have much excuse for this.
iOS 6 is proving to be a bitter disappointment in terms of quality assurance.