Apple changes copy on its web site; Apple Maps is no longer "the most powerful" mapping service
0. phoneArena 29 Sep 2012, 14:39 posted on
No more is Apple proclaiming its new Apple Maps to be the"most powerful mapping service ever" and after Tim Cook's apology Apple has changed the copy on Apple's website to something that could be considered more truthful after the 'Great iOS 6 mapping application disaster of 2012'...
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2. Pings (Posts: 303; 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: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
More like the whole of Rotten Apple commpany is one big fat technical error!
12. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
how can they put "no longer" when it never was haha
14. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
"its so bad we cant even lie about it any more!"
27. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; 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: 334; 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: 6013; 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: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I think this is a very good behavior from apple
6. Pings (Posts: 303; 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: 2014; 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: 334; 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: 2137; 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: 963; 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: 159; 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