Apple: 'We're working non-stop to improve iOS 6 Maps'

Apple's CFO says the company has been improving Maps over the past month

Apple's Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer has said that the company is working hard to improve the iOS 6 Maps app that was blasted by critics when it launched in September.

During Apple's fourth fiscal quarter earnings report on Thursday, Oppenheimer said: "We've made a number of improvements to Maps over the past month and will work non-stop until Maps lives up to our incredibly high standards."

Apple's Maps app replaced Google as the native mapping service on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch when the company released iOS 6 alongside the iPhone 5.

Upon its launch, however, users found that landmarks had been relocated, buildings were obscured by cloud and some areas are in black and white, as well as many other inaccuracies in new app.

The complaints became so wide spread that Apple's CEO Tim Cook issued a public apology about its mapping service, and suggested that iOS users turn to competing apps "while we're improving."

Some improvements have since been spotted, and Oppenheimer's comment suggests that we will see further changes to the Maps service in the near future.

[Via The Mac Observer]

See also:

Steve Wozniak 'disappointed' with Apple's iOS 6 Maps app How Apple's iPad mini compares with Android tablets Apple posts apology to Samsung Apple's Tim Cook calls Microsoft's Surface 'compromised' and 'confusing'

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Ashleigh Allsopp

Macworld U.K.

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