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Confirmed: Apple Maps is choking and its features are still offline

Many Apple Maps users found the search functions in the app were completely useless today.

Confirmed: Apple Maps is choking and its features are still offline
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Many Apple Maps users found the search functions in the app were completely useless today, as Apple servers supporting the service apparently suffered a major outage starting around 11 a.m. ET. Apple has now acknowledged the problem and says it’s working hard to get the service restored.

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[Screenshot: Apple Maps]
Searching for locations comes up zilch, and the app can’t seem to find directions to a chosen address. The problem affects versions of the app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

Apple confirmed the problem in a tweet.

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Fast Company Senior Writer Mark Sullivan covers emerging technology, politics, artificial intelligence, large tech companies, and misinformation. An award-winning San Francisco-based journalist, Sullivan's work has appeared in Wired, Al Jazeera, CNN, ABC News, CNET, and many others.

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