“Reviews of Apple’s Maps have been mixed at best, but problems with the application may not be as bad as they’ve been made out to be, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak,” Spandas Lui reports for ZDNet.

“Wozniak said he was loving the iPhone 5, but admitted he was slightly disappointed with Apple Maps,” Lui reports. “The Apple co-founder is aware of the highly publicised errors with Apple’s Maps, but suspected the severity of the flaws has been exaggerated. ‘I have been reading about the problems, and I don’t know if they are that severe,’ he said.”

Lui reports, “He used the iPhone 4 antenna issue as an example. The phone was proven to lose reception when the antenna band is touched, leading to dropped calls. In normal use, Wozniak never really noticed the problem. ‘Sometimes, there are a lot of complaints about one little thing people spot, but it’s not that hard to deal with in life,’ he said.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

This is no different than “iPod screen scratches,” “Antennagate,” etc. Take a minor issue (or invent one) and then blow it all out of proportion in the media echo chamber in a quixotic attempt to slow down the inevitable record-shattering iPhone 5 sales. These sort of FUD campaigns have been going on after major Apple product releases for years. Antennagate was a two-parter – they actually used it twice! (Nothing smells worse than recycled FUD.)

Just like all the anti-Apple FUD that’s gone before, this won’t work, either.MacDailyNews Take, September 20, 2012