If you thought Apple Maps were horrible, think again, a survey taken in September proves that Apple’s new mapping application isn’t all too bad. I’ve used Apple Maps to travel an exceptional five-hundred miles and not once was I brought off track due to a misplaced street or blurry graphic. ChangeWave, a market researching firm, released data following their 4,270 consumer survey to comfort my point.
The survey conducted by ChangeWave research provides proof that Apple’s Maps shortcomings aren’t holding back consumers from buying an iPhone 5 or upgrading to iOS 6. In a survey conducted during the second-half of September, 90% of iOS 6 users said they “haven’t experience any problem” with Maps. In total, 9% of iOS 6 users were experiencing either a “very big problem” or “somewhat of a problem” with Maps.
Now on the other end of problems, when the iPhone 4 was released, only 64% of users reported not having a problem with their device’s antenna. A colossal 21% were experiencing either a “very big” issue or “somewhat” of an issue with their antenna.
Additionally, Changewave asked individuals their likelihood of buying the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S promptly after their respective release dates. Only 10% of respondents answered “very likely” for the iPhone 4S while 19% of iPhone 5 surveyors also responded “very likely.” Contrary to belief, people are still purchasing the iPhone 5 despite the crawling issues.
“Despite the media attention surrounding both the Apple Maps issue and the Apple Lightning port issue, neither has had an impact on the massive numbers of buyers queuing up to buy the iPhone 5. Rather, the survey results show both issues hardly rank as bumps in the road,” said Paul Carton of ChangWave.