Many disappointed fans have headed to online forums to vent their frustrationLONDON: Apple Inc answer to Google maps seems to have gone awfully wrong ! Apples release of its latest iOS6 Operating System which brings the new mapping service has many misses and online forums are flooded with complaints from Apple users.
Apple on Wednesday released its ios 6 to existing users of the iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. Now Apple users are complaining about missing landmarks worldwide.
Ironically, Apple users who install the new iOS 6 will have to use the new maps.
AFP reports that a day after the new system was released, users from countries including the United States, Britain, China, France and Japan protested that the new maps misplace some landmarks and leave others off altogether.
Many disappointed fans headed to online forums to vent their frustration, which could take the shine off the eagerly awaited release of the iPhone 5 on Friday.
"In the UK many town names are wrong, with some missing; roads are all the same colour; satellite image resolution is not as good as it was previously," user Shilts9 wrote on Apple's support forum.
"Awful in Australia, too," wrote Shane Keher. "Apple's version is bad on so many levels it's hard to imagine a workable version for at least a year or two."
Apple announced in June that its new operating system for mobile gadgets, iOS6, would replace the Google Maps app with its own custom-made mapping software.