iOS 6 brought over 200 new features to the iOS 6 device lineup including a new Maps application, which added features such as turn-by-turn navigation, Flyover view, and 3-D maps. While it's cool, accuracy hasn't exactly been superb for everyone and map images have rendered strangely, as not to resemble what the location actually looks like. Users have reacted to these issues with strong words and numerous complaints.
Following the negative vibe created by iOS 6 users about Apple’s new Mapping solution, Tim Cook has written a letter to customers (viewable from Apple's Web site) using the new Maps application in an attempt to soothe the frustration. In the letter, Cook apologizes for the rough start and promises that everything is going to get better as more and more people use Apple’s Mapping solution:
Originally Posted by Tim Cook
Cook also promises that Apple will continue to work on the Maps application until customers are completely content with it. That being said, it is almost guaranteed that Apple will not be bringing Google Maps back to the iOS device lineup natively. It will be up to Google to either launch their own Google Maps application in the App Store for users to download, or it will be up to users to go ahead and make a home screen bookmark of the Web site from Mobile Safari.
Thanks for the tip Richard!