Apple Maps becomes butt of jokes
Apple maps came under fire when it launched with the tech giant's latest mobile operating system iOS 6, which dropped Google Maps in favor of its own mapping app. Users complained of missing landmarks, wrong directions and the lack of public transportation directions.
Several stories surrounding Apple Maps' shortcomings went viral, including one of Australian police warning drivers to be careful using the mapping app, after police responded to several calls to rescue "distressed motorists" who were reportedly navigating through city streets, but ended up in a national park over 40 miles away.
Google Maps returned to iPhones and iPod Touches on Dec. 13. It quickly became the No. 1 free app at Apple's App Store.