Google had years of mapping experience with its browser-based maps before it moved to mobile, so it's understandable that Apple will face significant challenges with the new product. Luckily, Apple has a locked-in user base passionate about its hardware.
Although customers desperate for a new iPhone 5 are still waiting in lines across the world, existing iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who upgraded to iOS 6 on Wednesday have been engaged with the new maps product for two days.
And they’re not happy about the maps. Fortunately, they have Twitter.
— The Next Web (@TheNextWeb) September 21, 2012
Alternatives to iOS 6′s Maps app: OK, we know Apple’s Maps app in iOS 6 hasn’t been a favorite feature for man… aol.it/PPDFxL
— Apple Tweets (@appletweets) September 21, 2012
The Lesson Apple Needs to Learn From the iOS 6 Maps Debacle on.mash.to/PGValk
— Mashable Tech (@mashabletech) September 21, 2012
RIP to the people who bought an Apple iPhone 5 today then used iOS 6′s Maps app to get home. May they rest now at the bottom of that cliff.
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) September 21, 2012
I am boycotting iOS 6 until Apple approves the Google Maps app.
— Erick Schonfeld (@erickschonfeld) September 21, 2012
I hope FedEx isn’t using iOS 6 maps to find their iPhone 5 deliveries…
— Brandon Miniman (@BrandonMiniman) September 21, 2012
Apple says it’s ‘just getting started’ on Maps for iOS 6, are you willing to wait? (poll) -engt.co/PYVHBg
— Engadget (@engadget) September 20, 2012
Apple ‘Mapocalypse’ sends iOS 6 users into a tizzy (and possibly a riverbank) bit.ly/Of0EXT
— Wired (@wired) September 20, 2012
— SAI (@SAI) September 20, 2012
— SplatF (@SplatF) September 20, 2012