Since the Apple iPhone 5 was released in September, it has faced its fair share of problems. While it has proven to be a very popular phone on the whole, several problems have been reported ranging from the aluminium casing scratching too easily, to the camera capturing a strange purple light. However, most issues have been regarding the iOS 6 software, which was released alongside the iPhone 5.
The most widely reported problem with this software has undoubtedly been Apple Maps. This is an application created by Apple to replace Google Maps, to become the default mapping service on iOS 6 operated devices, which includes the iPhone 5 and older iPhone models including the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, new iPod touch models and iPads.
Problems with this application have included poor quality aerial imagery, a number of major cities covered by cloud, missing landmarks (including a major Scandinavian Airport), unreliable turn by turn navigation and inaccurate data and misspelled place names.
Although Apple is hard at work fixing the issues with the application, it has left many customers upset that they no longer have Google Maps on their devices. However, it appears that this may soon be changing. There have been reports out for quite awhile that Google has already made its iOS 6 compatible version of Google Maps. However, this is currently awaiting approval from Apple for the app to be placed in the AppStore and made available for download. The best iPhone 5 Deals from O2 and iPhone 4S Contracts from Orange can be found on our website.
A number of people still think that Apple will not approve Google Maps, as this is the application which Apple Maps was created to replace in the first place, but Apple will surely be keen to keep its customers happy given the number of problems which they have faced with the iPhone 5 handsets and the iOS 6 software on other compatible devices.
As soon as we hear more regarding the availability of Google maps for iOS 6, we will be sure to let you know. In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment below with your experiences of the Apple Maps app, good or bad.