9.21.2012 | iOS6 Maps: really, inexcusably bad

Not often I make a two-part post on a subject, but this one deserves it. For clear examples of how iOS6 maps constitute an #applefail, check out the Tumblr blog over at theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com—here are my favorite examples:

And just in case you were sympathetic with Apple as I was that maybe international destinations might be less ready than U.S. ones, check out these mistakes from Apple's own backyard in California:

That first error is comedic, but the second one makes the app unusable. Unacceptable for a final product even from software companies with worse reputations than Apple. All this, and I haven't even mentioned transit directions yet—or the usefulness of Flyover compared to Street View.

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