Apple changes copy on its web site; Apple Maps is no longer "the most powerful" mapping service
Surely 'The Great iOS 6 Mapping Disaster of 2012" will eventually fade from memory the same way that Antennagate and the left-handed death grip did. But for now, Apple is trying to turn the heat off Apple Maps until it re-launches it. With word that Apple is hiring Google Maps veterans, we would expect Apple to stick the necessary personnel into a room and lock the door until Apple Maps is bullet-proof.
source: 9to5Mac via Gizmodo
2. Pings (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I know right. "no longer" What? It never was!, and never will be! Well if you count when they had Google maps it was.
42. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
More like the whole of Rotten Apple commpany is one big fat technical error!
12. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1198; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
how can they put "no longer" when it never was haha
14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
"its so bad we cant even lie about it any more!"
27. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
They should have replaced the wording with
"Apple Maps: The Worst Half-Baked, Google EnviOus, Mapless dAtAbAseless ever. We at Apple regret our iNcompetence."
57. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
It will take light years before apple able to compete with Google maps. Now they are too desperate, hiring some ex employee who worked before in Google maps.
Have any one check the icon of apple maps? Their is something weird, is that yellow color is a river? Just check for yourself...
8. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
i think they have to erase so may things, starting for all wich says "the most" or "ever"
30. MeoCao (unregistered)
Hell, Apple's maps is really powerful, it can deform roads and bridges, and it can swipe clean whole cities.
Apple just doesn't need to go thermonuclear, just make their maps to do the job. LOL
47. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
ThE piC clearly shows a navigation route making a sharp left off a bridge. - lol. That's what the new Apple Maps will do fOr iFans !!
53. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
What I find funny tho....how could Apple even claim its the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever....
When you have Google Maps and Nokia maps out there? What about stand alone GPS devices? Map, GPS apps/software like iGO? Which reminds me.....I'm surprised Apple didnt sue iGO yet...
3. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 154; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I think this is a very good behavior from apple
6. Pings (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Yea I would say so. They usually deny problems, or blame it on the user. The funny thing is I'm not trolliing they've done both more than once.
29. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
They did have a choice. They opted not to do it Steve Jobs way. They are actually admitting to mistakes. Thats an honorable thing to do whether you hate them or not.
40. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
if even blind person see it, they had to do it
they would show that they are idiots if they didn't do it
25. wendygarett (unregistered)
My biggest lies on my childhood :(
4. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Well apple like to claim a lot of things that are false. Surprise they actually admit it for once.
38. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
They are yet to admit that whatever they have been telling people from past 4 years was just a crap...!!!
7. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Maps is included in their new software update, iOS 6, but why is it they still telling the world that iOS is "the world most advanced mobile operating system", while their new maps failed?! Their iOS is also far behind with Android in terms in features and functionality, even windows phone has a lot to offer compared also.
Here is another one, "And even as others try to catch up, the technologies and features built into iOS keep your Apple devices years ahead." Everybody knows that those technologies and features Apple referring to are already been used by most Android phones. "And even others try to catch up", are they referring to themselves?!
I think this kind of information or Apple's marketing strategy should be removed or stop also coz it's just fooling the consumers. They already want to stop the competition, now they want to fool the consumers. Well in the end still Apple continue to do this kind of strategies, money is important matters to them, but as a consumer, not only having the best gadgets or technologies, the company producing it should at least be truthful and knows what consumers needs most.
I'm glad apple removed it but still not enough, still many things apple should take into consideration.
33. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i disagree… its common advertising rhetoric that every big-business company in the US uses…
i mean its not like Sprint, Tmobile, ATT, and Verizon all have the "fastest 4g network"… just like Google, Apple, and Microsoft dont all have the best os…
the entire point of advertising is to tout the product and make consumers want to buy it… if apple products were so horrible to consumers, said consumers would NOT buy the product again, and, as many android fans love to say, apple relies on somewhat of a cult.. this "appeasement" in a way will not work for apple, and as a business perspective, they should just barrel through it-- all this does is lead to further attacks
nobody can create such a large business on pure advertising.. they clearly create products the general public wants (whether they are the best or not, the public wants it).. so why should people not get what they want?
and for the record I think the app store is what is saving ios right now over wp… were it not for the atrocious app selection, i would immediately switch to wp8
39. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Lucas777: Nice try mate but didn't make sense to me :( I think Matrix's statement was more compelling than yours. (Just a personal opinion).
43. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
he usually defends apple at any cost. and yeah matrix is right.
44. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
i know you would disagree. and its not common advertising rhetoric. GOOGLE still labels maps in beta despite being it one of the best/or probably the best maps services ever. thats is Google. also they dont patent something just because they made a sketch of it.
48. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
And even as others try to catch up, the technologies and features built into iOS keep your Apple devices years ahead.*
*) As of 2007, "others" referring to feature-phones from 2006 and earlier.
9. shamatuu (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
Oh please your maps was sucking in the first place. it was playing catch up from day 1. It isn't even the most powerful OS HELL it wasn't even the most powerful phone ever!. IT will never be the most of ANYTHING, not now or EVER. Doomsday is coming for you. Got that from Smallville. If anyone watches it.
10. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Next step is to stop claiming that iOS is the most advanced mobile OS
26. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
We all know their marketing strategy won't allow them to do so
13. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
iThink they are just being humble. LOL.
15. ilia1986 (unregistered)
"After all, how could Apple claim that its mapping service is the most powerful when it currently recommends that those rockin' iOS 6 use competing mapping services for the time being."
I dunno, Alan. They say that iOS is the most advanced mobile operating system.. Maybe they never heard of Android.. oh wait - they did. All the zillion lawsuits and stuff.
Misleading the public? Nah. That ain't Apple. Never ever. /bucket of sarcasm
16. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Oh my GODD I am using the iphone5 to write this comment!!!!!!
And it SUKS!!!!!!!!!
P.s. it's a store's iPhone, not mine (thank GOD!!)
17. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Can trust apple to lie about their products!
18. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
that was obvious...
Check out dis review
19. lyndon420 (Posts: 1688; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Any more apologies from Tim Cook and maybe consumers will start seeing the iPhone for what it really is.
20. Dunknown (Posts: 80; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
There is a lot of trouble happened with those new announced phone. Nokia submit the fake video and Ios6 the map. I think there is someone from Android is trying to settle this two company from claimming the crown. Since Samsung is the crown i think it will be samsung. Samsung even tease Apple with videos and poster about their S3 and Iphone5
21. BikeRunBrian (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
It'll get better, they're going to put so much effort into fixing this it'll likely delay whatever the next iThing will be.
22. kindlefireowner (Posts: 332; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Let's see how many times my android phone failed to do what it was suppose to do. I lost track and stopped counting. Android lover's talk about Samsung now like they are God. Well Samsung has released some bad android smartphones over the years. Samsung Intercept and Galaxy Prevail come to mind.
31. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Hell, even their maps aren't that great.
23. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
ya get that right apple its actually google maps that is the most powerful mapping service
24. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
It is the most powerful mapping service. Google updates its map and none cares.. Apple releases a beta version and Apple haters and Apple lovers have been talking about it.. good or bad it will make users actually use it.. making it better in the process
35. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Are you delusional? And since when did Apple claim it as a beta version?
54. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)
well in the mobile world you dont have too. Android does al the time.. Honeycomb was in beta stage at time of release and could go on and on. this
56. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
wtf P.A so because my comment was against an apple troll and apple it gets reported, yet you let all the apple trolls comment whatever they want about android and windows......and you wonder why people call you biased
and again google and nokia maps will always be ahead
34. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
F**k you Apple! Your own map never became the most beautiful and powerful in the first place.
36. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
This is sad for Apple. If only Google did let Apple have the turn-by-turn navigation it offers on Android, they wouldn't need to create their own. But Google didn't. I love Android, but Google is becoming greedy. Maybe this is one of the reasons Apple is claiming their right for the bounce-back and pinch/tap-to-zoom. You won't let us use turn-by-turn? We won't let you use bounce-back, pinch-zoom! Lol. Jk!
37. Amro_ (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Yeah it happened EXACTLY in that order. Google didn't let Apple use turn-by-turn navigation so Apple started sueing everyone for bounce and pinch to zoom.
45. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
Yes definitely. Turn-by-turn navigation has been on my Android phone since 2009.
41. AeroPrime (Posts: 145; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Correction Apple has never had a powerful mapping service.
49. myclevername (Posts: 93; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)
Could Apple be sued for false advertising since they obviously made a few knowingly false statements about the ability of their new mapping features during the product launch which then would have influenced pre orders and sales of the new phone? I'm going to have to go back and watch the product presentation video and see what they presented.
50. Max_Boost (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
You're mapping it wrong. (Just like, you're holding it wrong) LMAO
51. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think if we are living in the apple maps, 2012 is sealed and it is really going to be the end of the world!
i tried this maps and its really aweful!!! blurry and just plain dumb solution!!
hope apple will work and update this maps ASAP!
52. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
Apple! For the win! Nothing will derail this well oiled machine as they are the most valuable company in the world as we know it. Hate all you want but your chirping the greatest company. Scamdroids.
55. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
mate simple advice shut up and go worship apple somewhere else
apple are the best at making false claims and getting away with it
59. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
They should have been changed it. Whats funny is now after all this time it might actually be better.
But from so many good things I hear about Nokia maps app, why does Apple do things like this?