Apple is finding this week that creating an alternative to Google Maps isn’t a simple walk, either.
Apple released an update to its iPhone and iPad operating system on Wednesday that replaces Google Maps with Apple’s own application. Early upgraders are reporting that the new maps are less detailed and misplace landmarks. The “Flyby” mode shows three-dimensional renderings of buildings and other features. It presents a depiction of the canyons of Manhattan, but has a hard time rendering bridges and highway overpasses, which tend to look partly collapsed.