I can’t believe I’m reading this now.
Though it takes a man to admit and be accountable for their mistakes, it’s still somehow surprising that he actually pointed their customers to third party applications.
To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.
There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.
While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.
Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.
Oh well, I still love Apple.
On today’s WWDC 2012 Keynote, Apple announces an update on their iOS Architecture -iOS6. Apple’s mobile OS has around 200 new features as reported which will take our iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on a new level of performance.
Here are the list of updates on the new iOS:
The new Maps has been redesigned and added some features like Flyover wherein you can view places from the air and Turn by Turn Navigation which allow Maps to speak for your current location up to your destination.
Siri supports more languages and in more countries now and is available to the latest iPad. Another thing is that Siri can now search movie schedules and reviews as well as open all applications on your iOS device.
Just like what they did with Twitter, Apple have integrated the biggest Social Networking Site in the world on your iOS devices. You can now easily share photos directly from your camera or photos by signing in to facebook once.
SHARED PHOTO STREAMS
Share photos to your desired recipients by just one click.
Passbook allows you to keep your boarding pass, tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards and more all in just one place. You can just wake your iPhone or iPod and scan your ticket to board on the plane.
FaceTime now works not just on WiFi but also on Cellular Networks.
iOS 6 adds new calling features to your iPhone. Now when you decline an incoming call, you can instantly reply with a text message or set a callback reminder. And when things are just too hectic, turn on Do Not Disturb and you won’t be bothered by anyone — except can’t-miss contacts like your boss or your better half.
Redesigned with a more streamlined interface for easier reading and writing, Mail in iOS 6 lets you set up a VIP list so you’ll never miss an important message from your accountant, your boss, or your BFF.5 It’s even easier to add photos and videos to email messages. And to refresh your mailboxes, all you have to do is swipe down.
iOS 6 brings even better web browsing to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iCloud Tabs keeps track of which pages you have open on your devices, so you can start browsing on one device and pick up right where you left off on whatever device is handy. Safari now saves web pages — not just links — in your Reading List, so you can catch up on your reading even when you can’t connect to the Internet.6 And when you’re posting a photo or video to eBay, Craigslist, or another site, you can take photos and video — or choose from your Camera Roll — without leaving Safari. When you really want to see the whole picture, turn your iPhone or iPod touch to landscape and tap the full-screen icon to view web pages without distractions.
iOS 6 comes with even more features to make it easier for people with vision, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities to get the most from their iOS devices. Guided Access helps students with disabilities such as autism remain on task and focused on content. It allows a parent, teacher, or administrator to limit an iOS device to one app by disabling the Home button, as well as restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen. VoiceOver, the revolutionary screen reader for blind and low-vision users, is now integrated with Maps, AssistiveTouch, and Zoom. And Apple is working with top manufacturers to introduce Made for iPhone hearing aids that will deliver a power-efficient, high-quality digital audio experience.
iOS6 will be available in the Fall.