GaryK - 8:56 pm on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Because it's a really hard problem to solve.
I don't doubt it's a hard problem to solve. But I do have to ask, how come Google Maps solved it to the satisfaction of so many people?
ADDED: I'm feeling quite childish today and thought I'd share this quote from the submitter of the article about this same story on another forum.
"'Apple has reportedly fired the head of its mapping team following software glitches which annoyed customers and rained mockery on the company.' Mr. Williamson promptly left Apple headquarters in Antarctica, and walked to his home in Middelfart, Denmark."