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People have begun to love Apple’s most hated product

By Ann-Marie Alcántara

18 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Apple Maps has come a long way since its rocky launch in 2012. Users are now praising its clear directions and visually appealing design, and some are making it their preferred navigation app.

You get lost driving to a party and there is a chance someone will ask, “Why, did you use Apple Maps?”

After its 2012 launch, Apple’s road-atlas app quickly routed itself into hot-mess territory. Grand Cayman lacked roads. New York’s Manhattan Bridge looked like a roller coaster. Officials in Australia warned that some of its navigation flaws were “potentially life threatening.”

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