10 technologies that disappointed in 2012

Here are 10 technologies that fell short of expectations in 2012

By Colin Neagle, Network World |  IT Management, apple maps, Facebook

Apple Maps

Siri’s struggles would soon be overshadowed by a more obvious Apple blunder. With iOS 6, Apple could finally kick Google Maps off its home screen and replace it with its own Maps app. The only problem was that Apple’s Maps app didn’t really work, and became particularly detrimental for Australian users who had gotten stranded in the desert on account of a Siri glitch. Apple CEO Tim Cook formally apologized for the app, and even encouraged users to use other GPS apps.

[Apple's iOS 6 Maps mess in pictures]

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