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SALT LAKE CITY — Apple loyalists and aficionados are excited to update their iPhones and iPads to Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 6. So much so, that when the update was released on Wednesday, millions bottle-necked Apple's servers as users downloaded the files at the same time. The problem: Apple dropped Google Maps from its new operating system, introducing their own Apple Maps navigation. The reviews are in and they're not mixed. Nobody likes Apple Maps.

Are Apple's new maps a mess?

KSL Newsradio's Jay McFarland said, "I had the beta version of iOS 6 months before it was released. I thought the problems would be fixed, but apparently not."

The sentiment is so negative that in less than 24 hours, a parody Tumblr page is posting screen-shots of Apple Map snafus from around the world. A fake Twitter account @iOS6maps posed as a development team humorously answered disappointed users' questions. Complaints include sending users in the wrong direction, incorrect addresses, not recognizing businesses and one big problem: the Statue of Liberty has disappeared. Commuters miss Google Maps' popular transit function, which showed bus routes and walking directions. Apple Maps only supports navigation for cars. Analysts and iPhone users hope that as Apple updates its maps app, the data will become more accurate. In the meantime, others wish for Google Maps to release its own app.

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