Apple’s Maps app slammed over missing cities and other mistakes

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Apples Maps app slammed over missing cities and other mistakes

Duplicating an entire island is just one of the mistakes Apple made in the new Maps app.

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Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)

Released just yesterday as part of iOS 6, Apple ‘s new Maps app is already facing criticism around the world over a slew of geographic errors.

The app has been faulted across several countries for misidentifying cities, using incorrect icons, and even failing to display certain locations. Many of the complaints so far seem to come from Europe.

Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has asked Apple to remove the airline icon for Airfield House. The problem? Airfield House is not an airport but a farm, according to Ireland’s Breaking News. Shatter may be worried that pilots relying on Maps may think the spot is an airport and end up landing on a bunch of cows and pigs.

Of course, one would hope a pilot would use a better navigation system than the one included on an iPhone . But the concern is still valid, especially if a pilot runs into equipment failure or needs to make an emergency landing.

Several locations in the U.K. have been moved or are missing from the app, reports the BBC News.

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Apples Maps app slammed over missing cities and other mistakes

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