Apple quietly improving iOS 6 Maps

Landmarks such as the Statue Of Liberty are now accurately rendered in 3D Flyover

Apple has been quietly improving its widely criticised iOS 6 Maps app, according to new reports.

Apple Insider notes that the Brooklyn Bridge, which was previously distorted in Apple's 3D Flyover mode, is now three dimensional and accurately rendered.

MacRumours has also spotted some improvements in Apple's 3D Maps content. The Statue of Liberty can now be seen in 3D, and new Flyover imagery is cropping up in Hawaii, Honolulu, London and more.

The updates indicate that Apple is busy behind the scenes working to improve its Maps app, and fingers crossed it'll be up to scratch soon.

Apple's Maps app was blasted by critics when it launched on 19 September with iOS 6, and users were desperate to get Google Maps back. Customers noted inaccuracies including relocated landmarks, buildings in rivers and missing train stations.

The criticism has even led to an apology from Apple CEO Tim Cook, which has been published on Apple's homepage, and advised iOS 6 Maps users to turn to competing services such as Google's while Apple works on its offering.

Apple has also toned down its Maps blurb on its website, and no longer claims that the service is "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever."

Google has since rolled out Street View for Safari on iOS, a welcome addition for iOS 6 users missing the feature.

See also:

Apple Store staff to help Apple Maps team, originally set up by Steve Jobs Steve Wozniak 'disappointed' with Apple's iOS 6 Maps app Many iOS users stick with Apple Maps Apple Maps works better offline than Google Maps Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 purple haze, tells users to shield lens or change camera position

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