Oct. 5 marks the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. During that time, Apple has had some amazing successes and some spectacular failures.
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Miss: Critics have hammered Apple mercilessly for foisting its glitch-filled Maps app on iOS 6 users. Prior to iOS 6's release, Apple had been promoting the redesigned Maps as one of the mobile OS's standout features. Immediately following iOS 6's debut, a litany of user gripes about Maps' misdeeds, including missing or misplaced landmarks, and a lack of information on public transportation routes or stations, grew so loud that Apple CEO Tim Cook was forced to issue an apology and promise to fix Maps as soon as possible. The incident was inexcusable for a company that often preaches an "it just works" philosophy for its products. (Note: The post-apocalyptic screen grab above is Maps' interpretation of Hoover Dam in Nevada.
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