The Removal of Google Maps in iOS6 Creates the iOS6pocalypse
There’s been a lot of moaning about the removal of the Google Maps app from Apple’s iOS6 platform, which is the default for the new iPhone 5. This groaning happened even before people had a chance to put their hands on the new Apple Maps, which they built from the ground up, through the acquisition of TomTom. iOS6 hasn’t even been out for 24 hours, but people have been checking out the Apple Maps – and not liking what they find. It’s so bad to some people, that they started the #iOS6poacalypse hashtag, and began posting pictures of the results. These include towns partially in colour, and partially in black and white; bridges melting; and terrorists finally getting to the Statue of Liberty. Check out the results below.
Fret not, lovers of Google Maps. You can go to maps.google.com in Safari on your iPhone and click the ‘Add to Home Screen’ button and create your own app icon, which will just launch Google Maps in Safari for you. It’s pretty much the same thing, and will let you get those precious transit directions back into your hands.