Wozniak Admits Disappointment with Apple Maps
It certainly isn't the shining star of iOS 6, but Apple Maps isn't that bad. At least that's according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is opening up about the platform Apple used to replace Google Maps in its most recent mobile operating system refresh.
While addressing a conference in Sydney, Australia this week, Wozniak candidly admitted that he didn't immediately fall in love with Apple's revamped mapping service.
"I tried to navigate somewhere, and I couldn't get to where I wanted to by voice," Wozniak said, according to ZDNET. "So, I was a little disappointed, because I love navigation by voice with my Google [Android] phones, actually, since they always get it and are based on a better database."
All told, Wozniak is just the latest high-profile industry veteran to express some degree of disappointment with Apple Maps. But the Apple co-founder is also quick to point out that Apple didn't botch anything too badly. "I have been reading about the problems, and I don't know if they are that severe," Wozniak added.
"Sometimes, there are a lot of complaints about one little thing people spot, but it's not that hard to deal with in life," Wozniak concluded. "I don't know yet about Maps — I'm a little worried about the navigation, but I've still got it covered with a bunch of other navigation apps."