Users complain about Apple's new maps feature for iPhones and iPads
Users say landmarks have been misplaced, incorrectly named and even lost
Apple's new maps replaced Google Maps as the default map application in iOS 6
The Washington Monument towers above the National Mall in Washington, directly between the U.S. Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.
But Apple seems to think it lies several hundred yards to the south, near the Potomac River.
The mistake appears to be one of many in Apple’s new mobile maps, which replaced Google Maps as the default map application in iOS 6, the new operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. Apple has faced a chorus of complaints since iOS 6 was made available for download Wednesday, and the griping will likely grow louder as people get their hands Friday on new iPhone 5s.
“What Apple has done with #iOS6 maps is like planning a mission to outer space and NOT TALKING TO NASA,” tweeted tech-loving comedian Baratunde Thurston, a former digital director for The Onion.