The news for Apple’s latest iOS 6 release just keeps getting worse. Today, if you were in New York City, you may have been enjoying the pleasant, breezy 65 degree temps out side. Perhaps you took in a Mocha Frape from McDonald’s and enjoyed the changing season as fall starts to settle upon the city.
But the scene completely changes when you pull out your new iPhone 5, or your updates iOS iPhone 3GS, because when you check out weather for New York, what you’ll actually see is weather for New York, Texas.
Where in the world is New York, Texas? I have absolutely no idea either. But according to Siri, it’s a hot and sweltering 91 degrees. That’s a far cry from the cool temps in NYC.
*** in case you were wondering, New York, Texas is nestled somewhere between Dallas and Houston (see map here).
According to Mashable’s report on this issue, this isn’t necessarily an issue that’s related to the iOS 6 update. Other forums have apparently been talking about the discrepancy in Siri’s weather reporting abilities. But still, at a time like this, stories like this are going to have huge ramifications on what’s happening with Apple’s map debacle.
The iOS 6 update, which has pretty much covered all of Apple’s devices with the exception of the iPad 1 (1st gen iPad), has brought it’s fair share of complains which have almost exclusively centered around Apple’s map app.
Someone at Apple decided it would be a good idea to boot the Google Map from the iOS 6 update and make users use Apple’s map app. That one single decision has sent shock waves of disappointment throughout the iWorld.
And Apple has been pushing the panic button ever since iOS 6 hit yesterday.
Reports have been that Apple’s been on a hiring binge trying to bring over as many Google Maps engineers as possible to fix their train wreck.
So what do you think about the iOS 6 update so far?
Have you noticed any other issues other than the Apple maps problems?