It is no more news that iOS 6 is finally out and already hitting iDevices across planet earth. iFans all over the world are mostly happy with the update and the benefits that it brings to their devices. However, with this update, Apple seems determined more than ever to push Google’s services out of their ecosystem. YouTube is out. Google Maps got the boot. Now, it is reported that iOS users find that their Gmail addresses are not being pulled in by iOS 6 Facebook Contact Sync.
Did Facebook get in bed with Apple in their battle against Google? Or, is this just a technical hitch of some sort? What’s your take? Do tell us what you think.
iMaps Teething Problems
In related news, with Google Maps now thrown out of iOS, many iOS users are reporting some crazy results with the new in-house maps application. Crazy results like whole towns and prominent landmarks missing, as well as some towns and cities renamed (welcome to the iUniverse, an alternate universe to our current earth). In some cases, an address is placed in the wrong city. iOS6 users who run into any of these issues can use Google Maps online. Here’s hoping against hope (considering how hostile the iUniverse has become to Google services) that Google will release an App Store version of Google Maps.
What has also been your experience with using the new iOS6 Maps application? The floor is yours.
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