Apple's software upgrades are usually welcomed with much hullabaloo. iOS 6 was treated no differently, until (cue horror music) the company announced that its new mobile operating system would no longer feature a baked-in version of Google Maps.

So when iOS 6 was finally released to the public, you can imagine the disappointment of many Apple fans as they realized that Apple's new Maps app, powered by TomTom technology, can be pretty ridiculously horrible. In fact, the new service has been so poorly received, there's now a Tumblr blog devoted to documenting Apple's mapping fails.

How bad could the app be, you ask? Here're a few examples: Well-known cities have been wiped from the map, buildings have disappeared; potentially awesome graphics often appear blurry or warped; and, sometimes, the wrong location data is displayed for entire countries (tough break, Japan).

Check out 19 of the most absurd Apple Maps app fails below. Have you used the new app? Can you find your hometown, or have the places you frequent vanished into digital air? Let us know if you spot any other comical mistakes in the comments section below, tweet at us (@HuffPostTech), or upload your own fails to our slideshow (using the "Add a slide" button) for a chance to be featured right here.

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  • Trippy

    ‏<a href="https://twitter.com/jsjohnst/status/248777036586434561" target="_hplink">@jsjohnst</a> tweeted it best: "Doing LSD was one of the most important things I've done in my life." --Steve Jobs From: ‏<a href="https://twitter.com/jsjohnst/status/248777036586434561" target="_hplink">@jsjohnst</a>

  • Bird's Eye View

    The Statue of Liberty is looking a little... flat. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/davidgustav/status/248501912780034049/photo/1" target="_hplink">@davidgustav </a>

  • The 'Piccadilly Circus Massacre'

    Well... at least it kind of looks like art? Form: <a href="https://twitter.com/Reggington/status/248769785985376257/photo/1" target="_hplink">@Reggington</a>

  • Close!

    But no cigar. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31933298818/close" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Satellite Deficiency

    If you squint, you can <em>almost</em> see... no, nevermind. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31926970760/my-university-just-doesnt-exist-sam" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Cloudy With A Chance Of No Direction

    <em>Definitely</em> helpful. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31921226163" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • The Brooklyn Bridge Is Falling Down, Falling Down

    @fromedome calls this "#ios6pocalypse," and we agree. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/fromedome" target="_hplink">@fromedome</a>

  • Only An Island Away

    According to Apple Maps, the city of Hong Kong is not actually on Hong Kong Island (because that makes sense...). From: <a href="http://www.ausbt.com.au/6-reasons-travellers-should-be-wary-of-apple-maps-in-ios-6" target="_hplink">Australian Business Traveller</a>

  • Where's The Train?

    London's Paddington Station no longer exist. From: <a href="http://www.ausbt.com.au/6-reasons-travellers-should-be-wary-of-apple-maps-in-ios-6" target="_hplink">Australian Business Traveller</a>

  • Boston's Melting

    Maybe Apple's just giving us a glimpse of what Boston will be like after global warming. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31923394035/i-93-at-the-zakim-bridge-in-boston-never-knew-it " target="_hplink">The Amazing IOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Wherever You Are..

    ..is obviously not importnat. From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps </a>

  • Woolworths Is Back In Business!

    Wait, no? Apple Maps, you disappoint grandmothers everywhere... From: <a href="http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31931119956/look-whos-back-in-business" target="_hplink">The Amazing iOS 6 Maps</a>

  • Duplicated Diaoyu Islands?

    One for China, and one for Japan. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/samuel_wade/status/248710189820280832" target="_hplink">@samuel_wade</a>

  • Dear Tourist, Good Luck

    Don't even try searching for a location in Japan, as the country's data seems to be widely unavailable. From: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-fails-found-in-Apple-Maps_id34699#8-" target="_hplink">Phone Arena</a>

  • Did The Sears (Willis) Tower Shrink?

    Nope, the buildings of Chicago (and other cities) are just mislabeled. #NBD From: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-fails-found-in-Apple-Maps_id34699#5-" target="_hplink">Phone Arena </a>

  • Spelling Fail

    The capital of Ukraine can be spelled Kiev or Kyiv... but definitely not Kylv. From: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-fails-found-in-Apple-Maps_id34699#3-" target="_hplink">Phone Arena </a>

  • To Be, Or Not To Be?

    Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford Upon Avon will <em>not</em> be, as Apple Maps has completely erased this town. From: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/20/apples-ios-6-maps-app-fails_n_1899603.html" target="_hplink">Huffington Post UK</a>

  • Lost Apple Store

    In Australia, one Sydney Apple Store is listed on the wrong side of the road. Compared to other Apple Maps mistakes, this isn't too big of a deal -- but c'mon, it's the Apple Store. From: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/20/apples-ios-6-maps-app-fails_n_1899603.html#slide=1546612" target="_hplink">Huffington Post UK </a>

  • London's Lookin' Good...No It's Not

    "What a crock of shit," <a href="https://twitter.com/loopingstar?tw_i=248501412332437504&tw_e=screenname&tw_p=tweetembed" target="_hplink">@loopingstar</a> says of his blurry hometown's new map. From: <a href="https://twitter.com/loopingstar/status/248501412332437504" target="_hplink">@loopingstar</a>

  • Brooklyn Bridge a shadow of its former self

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/lynnfoss126"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/lynnfoss126">lynnfoss126</a>:<br />

  • LondonEye

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/anishpc"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/3935874.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/anishpc">anishpc</a>:<br />London Eye Capsules?

  • University of Utah Golf Course?

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kudzudog"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/kudzudog">kudzudog</a>:<br />I suppose I could go here to work on my "pitch" shot.

  • Another Glitch in the Apple Map App - Can't locate Frisco, Texas!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/principessadrit"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/2576114.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/principessadrit">principessadrit</a>:<br />

  • Ghost Races

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/DefineReality"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/DefineReality">DefineReality</a>:<br />This track hasn't existed since 1992 when the property was sold to Boeing.

  • EIFFEL TOWER ACCORDING TO APPLE MAPS

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/larincon"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/larincon">larincon</a>:<br />yoga time?