Earlier today Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the the lackluster Maps app that is bundled with iOS 6. Apple moved away from Google’s mapping service in favor of their own in-house solution. This new service has come under criticism for it’s inaccuracies, and for just being kinda bad.
To help rectify this situation, at least for the time being, Apple has rolled out a new feature section of the App Store, which is devoted to alternative map services. Apps from Waze, Mapquest, Garmin, Bing and Motion X are some of the services being highlighted here.
This is what I love about Apple. They tried something different, and at least for now, it’s not working out. So, like a responsible company, they are trying to rectify the situation with their customers. Yes, Apple still had a year left on their contract with Google, and yes they should have waited until the service was ready, but they didn’t, and now they are dealing with the criticism.