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Apple Issues Statement Over Day 1 'Maps' Glitches, Maps Team Reportedly Under Lockdown to Fix Issues

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With iOS 6 released to the public for just over 24 hours now, Apple's new and highly touted Maps application has received a large amount of public criticism over missing features and glitches. Google has already submitted its own iOS Maps app to Apple, but the company has responded via a public statement issued to AllThingsD:
"Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service," said spokeswoman Trudy Miller. "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."
Later in his piece, AllThingsD writer John Paczkowski says the developer team assigned to the Maps app is "under lockdown" working to fix the app.

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84 months ago
I sure hope that during this lockdown they are given access to water fountains and meal vouchers. ;)
Rating: 98 Votes
84 months ago
I have faith they'll get the issues cleared up.
Rating: 70 Votes
84 months ago
hope they brought supplies, might be a while.
Rating: 67 Votes
84 months ago
It's going to take time no one can just create an entire database of the world in one day.
Rating: 61 Votes
84 months ago
I'm amazed they didn't tag it with the "Beta" moniker like they did with SIRI...
Rating: 51 Votes
84 months ago
will still be garbage compared to google
Rating: 45 Votes
84 months ago
If they even look at the elevator it's instant firing.

They can face time with their families. Births, weddings and graduations can be put on DVD for later viewing. For now, you work.
Rating: 32 Votes
84 months ago

I have no doubt they'll clear up most of the issues within the next week or so. And we'll be on 6.0.1

Have you seen the difference in detail from apple maps to google maps. It took Google years to get where they are now. Its no quick fix.
Rating: 26 Votes
84 months ago
Love Apple but this yearly "200 new features" is getting silly now same with osx i never see 200 changes or even use them.
Rating: 26 Votes
84 months ago
You would think that they would have tested it to make sure it worked before they released it.
Rating: 25 Votes

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