10 fails found in Apple Maps
It looks like iPhone and iPad owners aren't happy with the new Apple Maps, which replaces Google Maps in iOS 6. We cannot blame them, given the number of flaws that have been exposed already, such as the inaccurate or incomplete information and poorer imaging data when compared to Google's alternative.
To no surprise, the app has been getting tons of negative reviews across the interwebs, despite looking flashy with its 3D renderings of major cities.
But while some imperfections in Apple Maps can be ignored, others cannot be overlooked that easily. In fact, some of them are well worthy of a FAIL label, such as the ones we are sharing with you today. Do you know of a flaw that we should have included on our list of 10 Apple Maps fails? Then just let us know by dropping a comment below and we will surely check it out!
Airfield Park, located in south Dublin, has been mistakenly labeled as an airport, judging by the presence of a plane symbol on top of it. The airport is actually located on the other side of the city.
Maps in some areas do not look as good as they should, with stiched together pieces of different resolutions. Some image data is in black & white.
The capiral of Ukraine is Kiev, also spelled Kyiv, but the name has been misspelled as Kylv in Apple Maps.
Identically, the English city of Doncaster is labeled as "Duncaster" in Apple Maps. Thankfully, even if the name is entered properly, the user will be taken to the right location, despite the typo.
No, Sears Tower in Chicago has not shrunk. It is just that the label has been given to the wrong building. (UPDATE: Now fixed.)
The Helsinki railway station has been turned into a park, obviously, or at least that is what Apple Maps is leading us to believe.
If you search for London, without adding "UK" to the query, you will be taken to London, Canada, instead of the London you're most likely looking for. (UPDATE: Seems to be working fine now.)
Good luck finding your way in Japan. Very important places of interest are not showing up in the search results, even when they are clearly shown on the map.
Public transportation information is unreliable. Searching for Paddington station in London, for example, takes you to Paddington Street, which isn't near.