Apple recently updated their mobile operating system to iOS 6 across all their mobile devices and the response was largely receptive except for one minor issue…their new Maps application. What used to be the best mobile application for users trying to go from one side of town to the other turned out to be a living nightmare for consumers after applying the latest update.
Getting rid of Google
Apple’s decision to develop their own maps application internally is a result of the long and bitter war the innovative tech company has launched against Google in recent years. With the Android platform dominating the smartphone market, Apple wanted to sever all ties with the aforementioned giant by removing the native Youtube and Google Maps apps. As a result, users updating their smartphones and tablets were in for quite a shock when they downloaded the latest software update.