Apple’s new iOS Maps mistakes the names of oceans, asks you to jump off a bridge
0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2012, 09:09 posted on
Apple’s new Maps application in iOS 6 is... new. So new that we haven’t seen much of it yet, but developers who are most eager to try it out have already found some minor mistakes…
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45. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Davecann, have you ever heard of a class called English Composition 101? Or you could try using the spell checker.
75. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
Dude... I know my spelling sucks most of the time... but It takes a real jack ass to point it out because you have nothing else to say.
19. ShibeshMehrotra (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)
Yes, iOS6 is in beta. Beta means testing. I agree with you completely. What beta does not mean is naming an ocean(which is pretty big, and hard to miss btw) wrong. The bridge thing is acceptable in beta. Relocating an ocean, on the other hand, is not. Hence, the outrage.
20. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3849; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yeah I know what you mean. It's just funny that is all. The bridge thing you have to laugh at though. Some Apple customers are not too bright & might actually attempt that maneuver. (You know the people who STILL think the iPhone 4 is 4G.)
It's in beta so it will get fixed. What I am really looking forward to is the differences between the excellent Google Maps & Apple's new upstart maps when the full version is out that is.
+1 for you.
21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I know that it is just a Beta version, but it still leaves bad impression about upcoming product.
30. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
If u noticed they all gave ur comment a thumbs down. That means stupid people r reading, and making comments. Ur post wasn't even subjective or anti google. It was a tech comment about a product, or feature that's n beta. Don't sweat the android fans that bash apple. That company is doing, and will continue to do well.
34. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
Thanks for the support!
I am definetely not a Google hater and I do like and respect Android. I am just getting really annouyed that all these posters are adding comments that are simply STUPID.... They know who they are.... the ones who bash a iProduct without a supporting argument or an intellegent opinion.
My comment was not directed at everyone. To thoughs who make valid points and have good arguments I respect your opinions.
35. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)
Not stupid, just funny. Well, at the expense of iFans, so grow some balls and shut up.
51. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3849; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey I gave you a plus 1. I get what you are saying. Some people get a little overboard, but you have to admit, seeing the Indian Ocean on Greenland is kind of funny though. lol
71. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
It's kinda funny, but u gotta admit that people bash apple with no intelligent input a lot of the time. Android is a sweet os, but it's not for everyone, and neither is ios. Choice is good, and I choose both but that's me. I love the simplicity of ios, and the tech feel of android. Android has plenty of hiccups as does iOS, but I didn't name one, or bash android. Both os's rock for the people that choose them.
77. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3849; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Exactly. GREAT POINT. To each is own. Some people take things too far. I just like to make things funny just to pass the time at work when I am not so busy.
101. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
U do crack some good ones though lol. I gotta admit that too.
70. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Well said my man. I to like android, and iOS... However they are two totally different platforms that appeal to largely different crowds, and a few like us that appreciate both. Some people are just plain stupid, and will look to bash apple any chance they get. Android, iOS are the two dominant platforms, and with good reason. I myself can't wait for he new iPhone and ios6 to go along with the iPhone 4S and international galaxy s3 that I own. Grow up bashers, cause apples not going away anytime soon. They are wayyyyy to good of a company for that.
22. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
I'm not a Apple Fan but wait...
Even Google Maps show something like "Jet ski across the ocean".
Maybe its some kind of a light heart-ed joke?
27. tedkord (Posts: 4493; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
As you're plummeting over the bridge, you can ask Siri, "Is that water rushing up at me?"
85. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)
Siri would most likely think about it for half a minute and then, as you crash into the water, it would ask: "I'm sorry would you like to search the web for 'Is that water rushing up at me?'"
29. Watchmanz (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 May 2012)
Yes, it is in beta and is not yet released for the masses. We understand that. However, the errors in the maps shown are basic schoolboy errors. Beta means it is close to public launch and just has a few small issues to be worked out. Everybody expects beta products to have some minor issues, but labeling land masses as oceans, and getting ocean names wrong is not a minor issue. If a schoolboy turned that result in to his teacher in a test he would would get a FAIL. So, isn't it fair that Apple turning out this garbage in a product due for imminent public release (which they already thought was so good that they showcased it to the world) is also a FAIL?
31. jibraihimi (Posts: 669; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Apple: 'This isn't an error, as you all know that millions of yrs. back all the continents were joined as one, and shift in tectonic plates drifted them apart. So what we have presented in our maps is accurate representation of world after thousands of yrs. This futuristic project is the biggest project of us till now, and in final release we will give you more accurate representation of Our Earth after million yr. , and as a bonus, update will also include complete map of Moon and Mars with voice guided navigtion.......Our map software will really change the world, it's most revolutionary product ever to be made......... :)
66. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Oh..... That explains why they are building a spaceship..... Genuis!
40. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
chompin at the bit.
42. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I am sure Google maps whe it started it had it share of mistakes.. is fine Apple is still strong..
50. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Keep talling yoself dat gallito, u will end up believing it, oh w8, u do... My bad
And no, im not a fandroid, im what u call an iFan who is not blind, i luv Apple but they keep driving me towards Android, iPhone 5 or the worlds best phone, Galaxy SIII? Dont know.
65. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
people that have used both platforms have valid points. and is cool. don't worry once you see the iphone5 you will be android who?..
67. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
imma get an SGS3 in your hands and you will convert back to Android. then you will giggle at the iphone. bet money.
its all about WHICH android you have. :)
BTW, did you get my reply email?
78. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3849; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I want to be there when that happens. I will bring a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red & 3 shot glasses! lol
81. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Lol, bring a fourth. I'll be there too!
83. tedkord (Posts: 4493; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Hey, Gallito, just read in another thread you got another job. Congrats, hope its the job of your dreams.
91. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
is in two months.. yes it is. is in broadcasting which is my calling.. thank you..
96. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
yeah congrats gallito... make that money homie... dont let it make you! haha...
110. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
now, u gonna tell us which station right? Internet radio makes you available world wide, and I wanna hear our local chicken head on the waves :)
58. Penny (Posts: 1128; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
And this is why I have a Garmin navigation system, not a TomTom.
59. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Easy people .... it isn't a finished product.. geezee
60. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Apple is not responsible completely for the fault in turn by turn directions, TomTom should share the blame. However it’s apple’s fault for pimping there products out as amazing or reaching new levels , when there are mistakes like this. I love iOS, but not Apple’s attitude towards it and I can tell that is where a lot of the annoyance of other phone users albeit Android or WP7 or whatever. Apple may make excellently designed phones, but there is no need for them to Advertise them as radical, lot’s of people are still going to buy your product. I don’t mean that as a front against Android , but it’s the truth people are going to turn up in droves to buy the iPhone 5, much like they did with the Galaxy S III in the UK. This is why apple needs to cool it on the inflammatory tag lines like “ The world’s most amazing mobile operating system”, that’s just going to piss people off especially when it isn’t true. Come on Apple you have plenty of people (sheep or otherwise) that are going to buy your product. You just need focus on making it work properly, cut the snotty attitude, and just advertise new features without the words revolutionary, because honestly with iOS 6 there is nothing in that can defined as that.
88. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)
Glitches like these are always so funny in testing and beta phases of development. Thank you the laugh! lol
97. skymitch89 (Posts: 1040; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Sad that people are already calling things like this a fail. iOS Maps and iOS 6 are basically only in beta right now. I'm sure that once Apple gets wind of these, they will fix it. Or when it comes to following the directions, they might say something like "you have to use common sense".
98. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Agreed, I'm not so sure where's the humor in this.
99. aikonix (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
What i dont get is why a company out of NO where all of a sudden calls their apps "Beta" because they are sued because how they potrayed their products. So, that being said, now ALL iSheep are backing up the "Beta" terms?
What i also dont get is when a product/application is released to consumers. And yes, a keyword there, keyword being "released to consumers"... What i dont get is, at that stage of an application/product, that is initially a "Fully released"..
So can someone please correct me? Am i not mistaken?
Are the iSheep now the guinea pig testers paying apple to test their products? I'm sorry im just confused... Or am i? ;)
102. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
These clowns always try their best to make Ballmar look like a clown while their "son god" Tim Cook always with shown with a loving, caring, smile. Here's what I say, don't judge s book by its cover. Maybe that's why Bill chose Steve.
103. husser94 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)
MY 6 YEAR OLD COUSIN KNOWS MORE THAN IOS6'S MAPS!! SMH
104. pegasso (Posts: 136; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
"Non issue. Just avoid holding the map in that way."
105. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6230; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
THIS SHYT IS HILARIOUS. "SIRI should i jump over the bridge cause you don't know the right name of it?" SIRI ANSWER - YES YOU SHOULD and i don't know why I can't correct my spelling.
108. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
apple ditched the Google maps for its own, which is apparently inaccurate. Fatal mistake!
109. beillax (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Apple will pull it together lol the beta has only been available for a day and the full version won't even be out until the Fall. They have time to fix this.
111. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Deep frozen Indians ROFL..... This gives Ifans more than a reason to use Google maps.
Steve jobs would rise from Igrave to Punish Idevelopers for this IBug or may be he would say ppl dont know how to use maps and hold a press conference to demonstrate the proper way of doing it.
115. saiki4116 (Posts: 336; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
first one was a problem with renderring,but second one is not all acceptable...
116. NotaFanBoy (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Who cares?! This isn't the final release. It's beta 1.