It appears that Apple has heard the criticisms rising from the public over the iOS 6 Maps and is actually going to do something about it.
Over the past 24 hours or so you have barely been able to get on the Internet without hearing someone complaining about the sub-par quality of iOS 6 Maps. As hard as it may be to tell sometimes if Apple actually hears these complaints, it seems that they have in this case.
Apple issued the following statement to AllThingsD this afternoon.
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.
Unofficially? AllThingsD has heard the team responsible for iOS 6 Maps is now under “lockdown” until the issues are resolved.
With the iPhone 5 set to hit tomorrow, and the app to fall into millions of more hands, a fix for “Mapgate” certainly can’t come fast enough.