Apple’s new iOS Maps mistakes the names of oceans, asks you to jump off a bridge
posted by Victor H. / Jun 13, 2012, 9:09 AM
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. Like, the maps application will just ask you to take a turn off a bridge, which, you know, means to jump off of it.
Nitpicking, eh? Okay, how about the fact that it actually thinks Asia and Australia are separated by... hold on... the Arctic Ocean. The African continent also happens to be known as the “North Pacific Ocean” and Greenland as the “Indian Ocean.”
Next up, the United States might turn out to become Mexico, or who knows what. In other words, those are some pretty serious mistakes. Luckily, iOS 6 is still in beta and Apple will surely fix those by the final release, but right now the maps application starts off with a funny blunder.
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posted on Jun 13, 2012, 9:13 AM 33
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FAIL FAIL FAIL AGAIN AND AGAIN STOP APPLE YOU SUCKS KILL YOURSELF PLC
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 9:16 AM 30
iOS 6 hasn't even come out yet. I could see if this was in the final release, but my God, is it really a big deal at this moment? Pretty much given up on this site. There is no decent conversation anymore. I don't even think you guys come here for phone news...just to trash Apple. The funniest thing of all...look at the front page. Most comments are on Apple topics. It's like you guys don't really even care about Android to talk about it. Oh well...enjoy guys. It's been real.
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 1:13 PM 18
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Jeff, you know I'd hate to see you go. I've taken a few breaks from PA myself, but what I always try to do(sometimes very unsuccessfully) is ignore the flame bait. There are going to be people who just flat out HATE Apple or HATE Android/Google on just about every tech site, just different user names.
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 1:50 PM 6
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I guess for Apple fans it is not a mistakes.
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 9:17 AM 28
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Apple: you're looking at the map wrong
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 10:11 AM 35
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LOL weren't people talking about how terrible Google navigation was and that finally apple would do it right? LOL should have stuck with Google instead of spending all that money.
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 9:18 AM 15
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Um.. This is BETA, it's not a final release....
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 12:49 PM 6
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Beta my ass. Beta releases are limited in scope so beta testers are able to identify bugs for fixing before release to the mass market. Any other use of the term "beta" by anyone is disingenuous and only covering up product fallacies. All products are continuously being upgraded and updated so we may as well slap a beta disclaimer on absolutely everything. Siri, being integrated into iOS, is no beta product.
posted on Jun 14, 2012, 5:57 AM 1
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Apple: "We're under global warming and it's changed everything."
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 9:22 AM 17
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Hey it's not the final release though. Plus it's tom tom that's powering the new maps. It's something they will fix hopefully...
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 9:22 AM 4
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Im so perplexed ryt now. I thought Apple doesnt hype on somethin unless it works. Apple doesnt release anything to nobody unless it works Can we stop makin xcuses for Apple, for once. Google maps took years to get to where it is now, how can Apple have top of the range maps whn Nokia, google and the rest have bn in d business for like, ever?
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 11:13 AM 3
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OMG! Do we have to argue about earth's geography with the sheep now? PS: Sheeps go wherever they're pointed :P
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 9:25 AM 16
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