Tim Cook admits Apple ‘fell short’ on iOS 6 Maps, suggests third-party alternatives

Apple Maps "Brooklyn Bridge"

Apple has been under fire from customers thanks to the buggy and incomplete nature of its new Maps app in iOS 6 — and now Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has published an open letter in which he admits that the new app “fell short” of the company’s high standards. Incredibly, Cook also spends a significant portion of his letter suggesting third-party alternative apps that customers can use “while we’re improving Maps” — his suggestions include apps from Bing, Mapquest, and Waze, as well as web apps from Nokia and Google. Of course, Maps currently suggest third-party alternatives for the missing transit directions, but that’s a bit different than Apple suggesting complete replacements for its new service.

Cook also noted in his letter that…

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