User Feedback Important To Apple To Fix Errors On Apple Maps
If you reported an error on Apple Maps and opted for “Notify Me”, you probably will receive a notification when the error you reported is fixed. A MacRumors reader reported error on Maps on April 6 and was notified on April 8 that the reported error got fixed. This is a new notification feature and still in the testing stages.
In its effort to improve the Maps experience, Apple has given its users an option to report errors since September 2012, but getting notified on error getting fixed is something new Apple is coming up with.
Apple faced a lot of criticism in the past over the data inaccuracy when Apple Maps got launched along with iOS 6. Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly apologized for Apple Map errors post its launch, stating “We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.”
Apple has hired “ground truth” experts and acquired a number of mapping Apps too to improve the quality and data accuracy on Apple Maps making it an error free navigation application.
Google Maps apparently informs users about the status of the issue reported via email.