Where are we? Apple's messy maps

The new map app for iOS 6 is a whole lot of fun -- unless you want to use it for directions. Or to find a bridge that looks crossable.

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The folks at Google must be loving this.

As people have started using Apple's new map app -- the one that came out with yesterday's release of iOS 6 -- many have been quick to point out its not-so-subtle flaws. Suddenly, Grand Cayman is a sandy island devoid of roads. New York City's Manhattan Bridge resembles a roller coaster, and, well, things elsewhere are just plain out of whack .

Much has been made about Apple dissing Google Maps , which has lived on Apple's iPhone since Day 1. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Here are some highlights, which we'll update throughout the day.

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Paul Sloan is editor in chief of CNET News. Before joining CNET, he had been a San Francisco-based correspondent for Fortune magazine, an editor at large for Business 2.0 magazine, and a senior producer for CNN. When his fingers aren't on a keyboard, they're usually on a guitar. Email him here.

 

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