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Apple Maps gets punked as phony street names appear on the application

0. phoneArena 19 Jan 2013, 19:31 posted on

As if Apple Maps needed any outside help for users to worry about how reliable the application is, someone either played a prank giving false names to roads on OpenStreetMap, a mapping service that can be edited by users which Apple uses in some areas of the globe to build out its mapping application; names like "Bad Monkey" and "Hillbilly Hameed" are shown to be the names of streets in Kabul...

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posted on 19 Jan 2013, 21:50 5

17. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I bet that bad monkey is where Osama bin laden lived..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 22:36 2

18. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Y u ppl callin it fail? Its new feat. in iMaps that only apple can do. iTs revolutionary. . . .

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 23:25 1

24. jove39 (Posts: 1273; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...those funny street names...anyway...good luck people...finding your way with Apple maps!

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 01:14 2

30. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


This is getting sad bordering on pathetic it'll just be better if Apple pulls their maps App from iOS's next update and quietly replace it with google maps.... thats right google is probably pulling some strings somewhere for all the lawsuits you caused them and their OEM's....Karma is a female dog

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 04:04 2

35. kboo1995 (unregistered)


God damn it I hate those who comment in a certain topics just because they hate a company

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 08:38 1

42. tedkord (Posts: 4613; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I know, right. I mean, it wouldn't be so bad if you weren't forced to read them... Wait, what?

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 08:47

44. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And you like and praise, cherish no matter how dirty, and steal and patent what does not belong to them?

Please wise up....!

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 10:20 2

50. roscuthiii (Posts: 1787; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"Hillbilly Hameed" is pretty funny, however, not nearly as funny as the 1st gen. Transformers series with the episodes that took place in Karbomiya.

You take the good, you take the bad, and there you have... the facts of crowd sourcing.
(I'm in an 80's mood today.)

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 10:45 2

51. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


This article's title should be "Apple Customers Get Punked."

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 11:42 3

53. lyndon420 (Posts: 1729; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I wish I could get apple maps on my Android...not for directions just for some laughs.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:56

69. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


You could go on an adventure! :D

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:01

70. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Haha good one.

I was on here before Windows mobile even came out and when I saw that they were releasing something new I was happy for them. Youre just a troll. Im not a fanboy, I can just clearly see when something is superior to something else at this current time and day. If Windows was better, Id probably defend it. Why would I lie though. I do think they need new customers, but why lie about it?

If some users really find Android hard to use and need a dumbed down phone then go for it.
One of the dumbest arguments yet and the whole idea of supposed clutter.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:09

72. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Apple is so lazy do some research before you just take a picture of something off the net and claim it to be your maps

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 04:14

74. amirata_xman (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


apple should just give up

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 04:14

75. amirata_xman (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


apple should just give up

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