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How to steer clear of the Apple maps fiascoApple has taken a turn for the worst with its latest maps application available on iOS 6. Apple's Maps, which replaces Google Maps as a default map app in the latest version of iOS, is getting slammed for misnaming cities, losing landmarks, and making it...
-The world is a crazy place especially if you're using the new Apple Maps application, bridges look like rollercoasters, football stadiums have disappeared but the bigger fail is addresses that are simply wrong. I used Apple Maps to find a bar where I was meeting friends. It guided me here to Linden Street. No bar in sight. The actual address, 579 Hay Street, 1 block north. On Wednesday, Apple released a new version of its operating system, iOS 6, which ditched the ever popular Google Maps in favor of its own app. Apple Maps did fare better with turn-by-turn directions. At least in San Francisco, its home turf. -Right now, it's not really tracking us on Van Ness. It still thinks we're at Pine Street. -There were certain hiccups. It wasn't perfect, but it wasn't bad either. -If you have upgrader's remorse, there is a quick fix. Go to maps.google.com in your phone's browser and select add to home screen to create a shortcut. You can also try other apps such as Navigon and MotionX GPS Drive, or just sit tight. -I think you're gonna see either Apple making a rush to fix the problems or Google is gonna come up with their own app and they're gonna launch it and that's the app that everyone's gonna use. -In a statement, Apple said "Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get." Until then, add a few minutes to travel times estimated by Apple Maps, just in case. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das, CNET.com for CBS News.