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Motorola #iLost ad used a fake address to portray Apple Maps as inferior to Google Maps

0. phoneArena 28 Sep 2012, 08:17 posted on

Making fun of the new Apple Maps is on its way to becoming a national sport. Well, not really, but it seems like everywhere you look on the techie side of the internet there are posts ridiculing the service's shortcomings. That phenomenon was immediately noticed by Motorola, which took things onto the next level and launched its #iLost advertisement (pictured) portraying the new DROID RAZR M as superior to the iPhone 5...

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posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:24 12

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Why fandroid? Why do you keep bashing Apple when you are clearly know that every things android have is light year ahead better than ios... We just get used of ios and why do you keep interrupt our preference... Can you please leave us alone peacefully Fandroid? PLEASE!!!!!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:26 5

2. android_hitman (unregistered)


u mad?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:29 13

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm sad :(

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:22

44. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


You iDiots... This Ad simply means that Google maps Will find you even the address to a place that is not even there... Nice one iNickarena...

posted on 29 Sep 2012, 13:23

59. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


"but it surely isn't as bad as Motorola and Google are portraying it."
Nick would you like to present something which proves that Google has anything to do with it ?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:38 1

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


This story is ridiculous, this is an ad and not an information to help any1.

Did this ad depict the situation correctly? If yes then what is the problem?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:42 6

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


But moto faking it just to bash Apple :(
alright I'm surrender... Apple sucks...
Happy now fandroid?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:50 1

13. MeoCao (unregistered)


How can you call this faking?

What the ad wants to say is Google Maps is OK and Apple's maps is not. The information shown on the ad has no relevance at all.

This is very different from Nokia camera misleading ads.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:59 3

19. wendygarett (unregistered)


The solid fact has written in the article and yet you say it's not faking??

Does that mean you totally agree "315 E 15th NY" exist and bash apple???

Okay then, Let us meet at "315 E 15th NY" shall we?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:08 3

22. MeoCao (unregistered)


Most ads are made to convey some ideas and the details in them are not meant to be precise, you can see that everywhere.

Did the information in the ad mislead any1 that Google Maps is good product?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:18 1

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


ok i confess :)
I'm sorry to doubt at you..
+1 for you my friends :)

"Did the information in the ad mislead any1 that Google Maps is good product?" nope it doesnt mislead, but to bash apple, and that's not very nice at all tho...

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:25 1

28. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


but there were enough mistakes in apple maps......google could have used any one of those

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:20 1

26. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


a fanboy will never understand that, fanboys should be ignored..... this ad was made for people who were planning to buy the ip5, not for existing android users or android fanboys, so it doesn't matter what they think,as loud as they may shout, they're the only ones listening
"the other people will agree that this ad is fake and misleading"
i am not a fanboy and i know that apple maps aren't doing great,but google could have showed something that was actually wrong in apple maps.......

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 17:13

52. tedkord (Posts: 12310; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It does exist. It's a park. They can't put someone's home address in an ad, so they chose a park. The reason the USPS doesn't have the address is it isn't a home.

Honestly, this was debunked two days ago.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 10:05

34. Hemlocke (unregistered)


No, not really different at all. They showed they could navigate to an address that the iPhone 5 could not, when in reality, it had rigged the test. Moto, and Google, could be on the hook for false/misleading advertising.

Besides, there are still plenty of things Google Maps does wrong. People in glass houses...

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 17:14

53. tedkord (Posts: 12310; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, they didn't. It's a real address, it's a park in NY. They chose a park because they can't very well put someone's home address in an ad.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:39

40. Pings (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Who cares what Motorola has to say. The iFans on Twitter spoke and speak for themselves. This is just misinformation to say Apple's map aren't as bad as Android say it is. Well sorry the people spoke, and the people aren't Motorola. Apple's maps will never be on the same level as Google Maps. Apple does not data log GPS info like Google does. No one can match the level of information of Street View. Companies don't go out and take take pictures and log GPS data like Google does. Nobody not even GPS companies have the GPS data set that Google has. Nobody!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 02:35

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 6036; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple is making multi-billlons dollars of profit leaving behind a ruins of companies that have used to provide jobs. Companies with a steady steam of innovation and technological advance.

After iPhone and iPad its years and years of lawsuits who sueing whom overshadowing innovation.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:27 7

3. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Oh please Moto, we all know that Apple Maps suck but why faking?! Leave this business to Nokia!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:40 4

9. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


U dreaming....

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:47 2

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


So the misleading ads of Nokia using DSLR to demonstrate the camera of the 920 was just a dream?
LOL ahh in denial, fanboys are always funny!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 16:44 1

50. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


but the 920 has already proven it is capable of what nokia said it was so the fake ad should disapear in to history now

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:35 2

5. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Google Maps isn't right all the time. In fact in my use between Apple Maps and Google Maps I'd say it's pretty similar. I'm not worried about it.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 16:46

51. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate as your an apple troll no one believes what you say. facts are Google and Nokia maps are leading and apple maps wont be catching up soon. both Google and Nokia have far more experience

the fact apple were so arrogant will be there downfall.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:36

6. hazzik (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


i saw what you did there iphonearena. :D

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:42 1

10. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


but the Motorola droid razr M showed "315 E 15th NY" , which means that google maps are fake and google proved that its actually a "droidlost"
we have seen what happened to nokia, then why did moto do that.....they could have showed something else that was actually wrong in the apple maps couldn't they?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:50 1

14. Pyoung0560 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


IPhonearena to Apple rescue again, and at this point in time they are inferior to google maps.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:55 3

15. MarqBland (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Hmmm...well this is awkward. Thanks Motorola...now hopefully my friends with iPhones that I used this ad to make fun of won't see this article.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:28

29. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


the direction may be wrong but its kinda the truth

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:57 1

17. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Okay, so they used an address that doesn't exist. Probably whoever made the ad doesn't have their New York knowledge down. The point still strikes home.

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