Apple Maps gets slammed
When Apple released its new mobile operating system iOS 6 on Sept. 19, it had one big omission that users sorely missed: Google Maps. Users complained of missing landmarks, wrong directions and the lack of public transportation directions.
Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to customers a week later and said the company was working to make Maps better. After months of criticism, and days after a warning from Australian police to stop using Apple Maps, Google Maps made its return to the iPhone on Dec. 13. The app quickly became No. 1 on Apple's App Store.
At left: a side-by-side comparison of Google Maps app, left, and Apple Maps apps, right.