"We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS," Cook said.
"As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based map.
"In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up."
The new mapping app users complained that the new service, developed based on TomTom’s data, comprised geographical errorsand break in information, and had lacking features that were offered by Google’s map service.
According to Apple, about 100 million iOS devices have been installed with new Apple Maps and within a short period, iOS users with the new Maps application have already explored about half billion locations.
"The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you," Cook said.
"While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."
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