Apple to Use Its Thousands of Retail Employees to Help Fix Maps
Apple appears to be working on a program which will utilize its thousands of retail employees to help fix Maps.
MacRumors has learned that Apple is piloting a program to tap into its vast number of retail store employees to help improve the company's new Maps app for iOS 6. Details on the initiative remain unclear, but multiple sources have indicated that participating stores will dedicate 40 hours of staff time per week, distributed among a number of employees, to manually examine Apple's mapping data in their areas and submit corrections and improvements.
One source told the site that a team of ten employees would be participating in the program at a store with one of the ten designated as a "subject matter expert" who would oversee the team and receive specific training on how to operate.
The changes to Maps will reportedly be submitted through an internal portal.