Apple's in-house production Apple Maps, a creation that flouts the same service offered by Google, has welcomed users with quite mismatching and misleading information about places.
Users who downloaded the much-hyped mobile software platform, iOS 6, were stunned when they realized that the geographical information provided in the Apple's new application is erroneous. In no time, angry users took to social networking forums and expressed their annoyance at the guidelines given out by Apple Maps.
"The people who thought the world was flat were more accurate cartographers than Apple Maps," @RayneBradley said on the microblogging site.
"Oh, #iOS6maps you just cease to impress us with your amazing improved 3D maps! ;)," shared Joe Martinez on Google+.
First introduced in June, Apple Maps was later released as an update to its iPhone and iPad operating system on Wednesday to compete with the Google application. The newly released service left users frustrated, as not even in-built information about public transportation was provided. What was even more surprising was that Apple Maps failed to locate its own flagship Sydney store.
Users have even posted screen shots of the error seen in the newest application of Apple.
"It's a complete failure," said Jeffrey Jorgensen, a user interface designer for a San Francisco-based startup to Associated Press. "It's slower, its directions are poorer and its location data doesn't seem to be accurate. All around, it's not quite there yet."
The obvious flaw in Apple's new application has steered attention to Google Maps which is not available on iOS 6. "Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system," the company said in a statement, according to Reuters.