Apple Maps Fixes the Statue of Liberty

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Apple's promised updates to Maps in iOS 6 are starting to roll out, starting with the Statue of Liberty.

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Until Friday afternoon, the Lady Liberty was a pixelated mess in Apple's new homegrown mapping app. Thanks to a server update, the statue -- and all of Liberty Island -- is now replicated in beautiful 3D.

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Since releasing Apple Maps as part of iOS 6, Apple has faced criticism from its users and competitors because of the unfinished state of the 3D depictions -- as well as the uneven mapping data. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the product, admitting that it "fell short" of Apple's standards.

Fixing the Statue of Liberty might not stop Apple from being the butt of industry-related jokes, but it is a sign that the product is getting better.

France's gift to America might have received a makeover, but its own iconic landmark wasn't as lucky. The Eiffel Tower in Paris remains an two-dimensional block of pixels.

Have you noticed any other improvements to Apple Maps? Let us know in the comments.

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