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Apple Maps Will Improve, Spokesperson Says: Google Maps May be Integrated into iOS 6.

Sep 21, 2012 03:27 PM EDT

 

Apple's iPhone 5 is seen on display at the Apple store in Manhasset, New York September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Apple's iPhone 5 is seen on display at the Apple store in Manhasset, New York September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Apple Maps is getting some serious flak for many bugs that have been found, including whole towns that are missing, poor image resolution among others. A new report says that Google maps may soon be once again integrated into the new iOS 6.

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According to the Guardian, Google has built a separate Maps app for iOS 6. The report further added that it will "appear in time," to which well-known developer Steve Stroughton-Smith seemingly confirmed with a "Yep."

No official statement has been made and there will inevitably be questions over whether Apple will approve it in the App Store. (Apple might not, on the basis that it "competes with existing functionality", but would invite a further backlash if it did.)

We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get," Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said in a statement.

"We're also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."

Meanwhile tech pundits across the country slammed the app.

"An unsightly blemish on what is otherwise a beautiful OS," wrote Zach Epstein of BGR.com.

"Apple's decision to swap out Google Maps is a rare example of the company openly placing its own interests above those of its customers," noted Nilay Patel at The Verge.

Google Exec told Bloomberg that all iOS users would have to do is "download Google Maps"

 

 

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