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Apple glitch wipes Gothenburg off the map

Apple glitch wipes Gothenburg off the map

Published: 23 Sep 2012 10:24 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 Sep 2012 10:24 GMT+02:00

Sweden's second biggest city, Gothenburg is not on Apple's map of the west-coast of Sweden. Another smaller town in the region, Mölndal, has been misplaced and the names of several Gothenburg archipelago islands have been mixed up.

Several Swedish users of the new Apple maps took wrong turns this week after being misled.

A driver trying to find the town of Vara, also in the west of Sweden, told Sveriges Television (SVT) that he had to rely on street signs after realizing that Apple had misplaced the town by six kilometres and placed it on the wrong side of the motorway.

Apple has faced widespread criticism since the launch of its maps function on Thursday. Streets and towns around the world have been obliterated.

Users have found that searches for an in-town destination can pull up an entirely different city, and there is no built-in information about public transport.

The website The Amazing iOS 6 Maps lists Apple Maps mistakes from around the world.

According to the Swedish website idg.se Apple is now looking to hire new developers to help improve its map service. They have asked for users to be patient as they work to correct the glitches.

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Your comments about this article

11:13 September 23, 2012 by byke
Gothenwho?

An imitation of a capitol bares no significance to the real thing. A Cheap knock off if you will.

Besides I am sure Samsung will claim they own the patent somehow relating to GBG if Apple listed it.
12:36 September 23, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Gothenburg?

LOL! They've also wiped my UK home town off the map...!
13:14 September 23, 2012 by Hisingen
It is amazing that the Yanks even put Sweden on their maps, since so often they think it is Switzerland. They don't have much idea of the world outside the - er fifty-two? states.
16:23 September 23, 2012 by Strongbow
Since Apple uses the Dutch company TomTom as map data provider they should know their way better around Europe.
22:02 September 23, 2012 by markusd
#3,

I once heard someone say they've been to all 57 states.
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