After Tim Cook apologized for the problems
that iOS 6 users have had with Apple Maps, somehow it didn't seem right to call the application "the most powerful mapping service ever
" on its website. So Apple erased those words, replacing them with the statement, "All in a beautiful vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease
." After all, how could Apple claim that its mapping service is the most powerful when it currently recommends that those rockin' iOS 6 use competing mapping services
for the time being.
Surely 'The Great iOS 6 Mapping Disaster of 2012" will eventually fade from memory the same way that Antennagate
and the left-handed death grip did. But for now, Apple is trying to turn the heat off Apple Maps until it re-launches it. With word that Apple is hiring Google Maps veterans
, we would expect Apple to stick the necessary personnel into a room and lock the door until Apple Maps is bullet-proof.