Tim Cook Apologizes for Crappy Apple Maps
Meanwhile, iOS 6 users complain of WiFi problems
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 28, 2012 8:46 AM CDT
Scott Forstall, Apple's senior vice president of iOS Software, talks about the new iOS map program during the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, June 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – How bad is the firestorm over iOS 6's reportedly terrible new Maps app? So bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook felt compelled to publicly apologize today. "At Apple, we strive to make world-class products," he wrote on the company's site. "With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better."

Cook made no specific promises of any kind of fix; he suggested customers download alternative mapping apps like Bing or Mapquest from the App store, or even use Google Maps via the Safari browser. Meanwhile, a new iOS 6 controversy may be brewing. Mashable reports that many users are complaining of WiFi problems, with the thread about them on Apple's support forums now 94 pages long.

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Sep 28, 2012 2:16 PM CDT
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