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Apple maps misplaced your town? App comes under fire.

The new Apple maps application has come under fire after inaccuracies and misplaced towns and cities in the map software. This has provoked anger from users of this software.

Apple’s new map app renames the town Hagley as Dudley – which is only 7 miles out.

In June this year Apple announced that it would be stopping using the Google Maps service and instead us a new system created by Apple using data from navigation specialist TomTom.

TomTom has said in provided only data and was not responsible on how it worked in the app. Apple is yet tot comment on the complaints about the app software which comes installed as standard on the new iPhone.

This app with be the standard map application that is bundled with IOS6 and so will role out to a number of Apple devices.

Previously Apple used Google Map which didn’t suffer with this particular issue but users using new hardware will be forced to use this new Apple map application as there is not currently a Google Maps app available in Apple’s App Store (although you can still access Google’s Map via the phone’s web browser).

There is a great article on the BBC news website where it lists some of the complaints it has received including missing town such as Solihull, other wrong locations of towns and missing local places just to mention a few.

How are Apple going to respond? Lets hope by fixing it; because as I was born and grew up in Dudley I’d hate to get it wrong in the future.

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