Apple changes copy on its web site; Apple Maps is no longer "the most powerful" mapping service

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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58 Comments

26. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

We all know their marketing strategy won't allow them to do so

13. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 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: Sep 22, 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: Dec 18, 2011

that was obvious... Check out dis review www.ukmobilereview.com/editorial/ apple-maps-vs-nokia-maps-iphone-5- vs-lumia-900-showdown/ #.UGWy5k3MglQ

20. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 12; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 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.http://vore.cc/post/32503374905/old-maps-vs-new-maps

23. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

ya get that right apple its actually google maps that is the most powerful mapping service

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Are you delusional? And since when did Apple claim it as a beta version?

54. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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: Aug 28, 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

28. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Apple has maps? really? LOL

34. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

F**k you Apple! Your own map never became the most beautiful and powerful in the first place.

36. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 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: Jul 03, 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: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Yes definitely. Turn-by-turn navigation has been on my Android phone since 2009.

41. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Correction Apple has never had a powerful mapping service.

49. myclevername

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 07, 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: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

You're mapping it wrong. (Just like, you're holding it wrong) LMAO

51. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 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: Aug 28, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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?

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