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10 fails found in Apple Maps

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:41

It looks like iPhone and iPad owners aren't happy with the new Apple Maps, which replaces Google Maps in iOS 6. We cannot blame them, given the number of flaws that have been exposed already, such as the inaccurate or incomplete information and poorer imaging data when compared to Google's alternative...

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:08 1

121. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Um, Nokia Maps are the best consumer-available mapping software in the world. The only better ones (arguably) are those available to the military and governments

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:34 3

33. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

How about that fail app icon showing you to drive off the 280 overpass?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:38 5

36. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Um, I'm from Chicago, and this thing about the Sears tower on #5, (and it is called Willis Tower now by the way... APPLE) is sooooo laughable? And I am a little bit insulted! Apple with all that money in the world cannot this map thing right...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:49 4

39. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

Apple fails once again.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:51 6

40. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Why are they so desperately trying to beat Google with what they're best known for? First Siri, now this? Common Apple. It's useless.

This is going to be like that antenna problem. Cook is going to grip the iPhone from the side and prove that all maps on all phones begin to act strange when you hold it in "that" position.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:55

42. mattrfd (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

I don't use maps to much. The navigation has worked perfect so far.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:19

49. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

You have to think that this is still in development, like Google Maps is almost always in development. Use Google Maps on a mobile device and look for London. I've done it and got results here in the US before I got the result for London, England (I think that it searches for the London that is closest to your location).

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:22 2

50. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

Here's another fail


posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:26 3

53. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

There's a lot of tech websites criticising it



posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:34 3

58. Android (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)

Now that Jobs is gone, Apple seems to be losing its touch. iOS 6 seems so far behind of android and barely starting to catch up with features just like windows phone. iOS 6 just doesnt seem exciting this year beacuse it didn't bring nothing new to the game.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:47 1

64. gixxerrider311 (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

I can see Apple saying: Ohh no your just not reading or seeing right lol and I'm a 4S owner but I can see the humor in all this.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:48 1

66. breathlesstao (unregistered)

Y'know, teething problems are one thing - in alpha or beta software, but this thing doesn't even have that label snapped onto it, when it apparently should. But in this day and age, when there are so many (much better) alternatives, to come up with something so awful and unfinished, just so they can play their petty rivalry games and go against anything sensible... I guess that just speaks volumes of A's approach and priorities. I mean, really, they must've known that the time comes when they won't want to or can't have Google Maps on their devices anymore, yet they cough up something that looks like it's been glued together mere days before release. I'd honestly like to know what the heck they were thinking...if they were, at all.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:51

67. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I don't see the big deal, Google maps has flaws with pictures from 2007 or 2009 my house in CA shows an empty lot in Google maps.. is the real world guys were nothing is perfect..

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:14 2

76. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

but your house is still in its RIGHT FUL place......with apple it could make people go to different areas based on wrong information thinking it was the right place!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:01 2

82. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I didn't know your house was an important landmark like the Sears Tower... If your biggest complaint is the image is not correct, I still consider that a win for Google Maps

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:04

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

old pictures may be a non issue, at least driving directions are accurate on google maps

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:21

106. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

the point is that Google maps is not perfect either and thay have been around. what is their excuse.. At least Apple can say . they are new to the party..

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:59 2

112. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

No one said Google was perfect here, just years ahead of Apple. ilia1986 said it best in an earlier comment.

"When a company introduces a new feature and it's buggy - it's excusable.

When a company introduces a new feature which replaces an existing feature just because of the fact that the old feature was provided by that company's rival - so they decide to replace it because of their sheer egoism - and the new feature turns buggy - it's a blatant disregard for consumer needs."

This fail of an App is a giant slap in the face to any iOS user

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:03 2

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

yeah right, it screams half baked all over


apple just redefined the half baked concept

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:15

104. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Well, at least you know you are in the right State, fooling with Apple Map, you'll be in the State of Washington looking for you house...hahahahahaha

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:53

68. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

ishep will still follow these maps and reach the right destination.... What are you guys talking about....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:53 5

69. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Lol a guy was updating to iOS 6 (which he practically announced to everyone) in class and when class was over i asked him if he checked out maps yet just because I like to see what the competition has to offer. He opened maps for the first time and almost immediately said, "OMG this is so much better!". Meanwhile he literally just opened the app and zoomed in to our location. I always thought people were exaggerating when talking about ifans but I am convinced that he would buy a cow turd if it had the apple logo on it

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:10 1

72. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

epic fail..

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:11 2

74. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

this could seriously be a lawsuit! considering the fact that people use GPS maps to travel and get to locations........with this misinformation people could lose their way, spend dozens of money trying to figure out where they are, and in some cases....maybe even get hurt from going the wrong way!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:24 3

77. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

i am an apple fan , but this is the most epic FAIL . Hope a fix soon

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:01 5

81. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

yeah a fix will be out soon... it's called the google maps app that you can download, just like the youtube app google put up in apple app store.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:08 2

85. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:54

110. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Oh, and another simple solution to this is - DO NOT UPGRADE your iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S to iOS 6! Sorry iPhone 5 owners, wish I can say the same thing to y'all. You're stuck with a crappy map unless Apple comes to their senses and fix what was working perfectly in the first place...All these because of their big egos!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:30 2

78. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Do they still have that one regarding driving off a bridge, or did they fix that one at least?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:40 1

79. Aeires (unregistered)

If Steve was still alive, this would not have went out the door. People would have been either fired or working double shifts so things like this wouldn't happen. Tim is a supply guy, not a visionary person like Steve was. Apple under Tim's guidance is only going to get worse, a lot of critical aspects have slipped and are getting worse. The overwhelming amount of iPhone5 leaks is a perfect example, that didn't happen in the Jobs era.

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