Trouble in iPhone Paradise: Will Mapping Bugs Keep You From Your iPhone?
Awful reports are spreading of the new map app on the new iOS6. Is that going to affect your iPhone use?
The iPhone 5 went on sale today. Reports are that, around the world, lines for the new phone were longer than ever, causing Apple stock to soar and even giving the stock market a boost. All this after massive online pre-orders.
But there may be a worm in the iPhone Apple: there have been reports this week of serious problems with the new mapping app that has replaced Google Maps in the new operating system, iOS6, and on the new iPhone5.
Apple has touted the new app as having beautiful new "flyover" maps and turn-by-turn navigation. But in practice, reports say, users are just frustrated at the maps' mistakes, inconsistencies and omissions.
Apple's response? Crowd-sourcing. The Huffington Post FoxNews's story is headlined "Apple On iOS 6 Maps Flubs: This Is Hard, Okay?" Apple is asking users to be patient and help make the user experience better.
So our question for you: will the troubled new iPhone mapping app change your iPhone use? Will you postpone buying a new iPhone 5? If you've already got an older model, will you hold off from upgrading to the new operating system (iOS6)? Or is this all much ado over something that will be all better real soon? Tell us in the comments section below.