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Apple says iOS 6 Maps isn’t finished

iPhone 5 maker responds to iOS Maps failings

Apple released iOS 6 on Wednesday with its new Maps app to a barrage of complaints.

Google's popular Maps app was replaced by Apple's own but users were quick to point out its many flaws. A Tumblraccount correlates the many failing including bad directions, melting roads, disappearing cities and out of business retailers. See also: How to get Google Maps back in iOS 6

iOS 6 Maps

The iPhone 5 was released this morning and Apple has responded to the many unhappy users who upgraded to iOS 6 on their iPhones.

Trudy Miller, a spokesperson for Apple, told Mashable: "Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn by turn navigation, and Siri integration."

"We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."

Maps may well be a work in progress but that won't help users who want to rely on their iPhone to get them places. Apple said that Siri would improve over time after receiving complaints but this was a brand new feature.

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