iPhone 5 launch hit by maps outcry

APPLE faced embarrassment yesterday on the eve of today’s iPhone 5 launch, as users who upgraded to the latest version of the phone’s operating system vented their anger over changes to the device’s mapping software.

Apple, led by Tim Cook (pictured), has ditched arch-rival Google’s trusted maps for the iOS6 upgrade, but on its first full day many users found entire towns missing and famous landmarks in the wrong place.