Apple launched the iPhone 5 this week with the 6th version of its operating system, iOS.
As part of this new operating system Apple decided to eliminate Google Maps on the phone and replace it with their own mapping program. That’s all well and good, Apple is within their rights to limit their competitor’s access on their phones.
But the mapping application they included is full of errors including turning a farm in Ireland into an airport. We’re not talking about small errors, these are massive. Apple’s decision to remove one of the most popular mapping programs (and likely the most accurate since Google has been working on it forever) without giving their users a choice to go back to Google is a poor one to say the least.
(Don’t fret for Apple, though. They’ll still sell a bajillion iPhones and have further record profits.)
While you’re trying to figure out how to go from Point A to Point B (you can try MapQuest’s app), don’t forget to map out your finances.
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