A GLITCH in the new Apple operating system has wiped Stroud off the map.

Users of Apple Maps for iOS 6 will have to rely on street signs after discovering that Stroud is nowhere to be found.

Posting on Twitter @NickiDavies said: "The Stroud valleys looks like a post apocalyptic wasteland in Apple’s attempt at mapping."

@louisshankar said: "On iOS 6 maps Cheltenham and Cirencester are in colour but Gloucester and Stroud are black and white. Is Apple trying to say something?"

Apple has faced criticism since the launch of its map app on Thursday.

The mapping software is full of inaccuracies, from misplaced towns and missing cities to forgotten major landmarks.

Apple developed its own mapping software after deciding it no longer wanted to use Google’s equivalent and the system has been created using information from satnav firm TomTom.

Have you used the new app? Let us know if you spot any mistakes - Tweet us @stroudnews