Apple’s new iOS Maps mistakes the names of oceans, asks you to jump off a bridge

Apple’s new iOS Maps mistakes the names of oceans, asks you to jump off a bridge
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.

source: Gizmodo



1. andro.

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79. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Expect more of these kinds of stories as iOS v. 6 sees the light of day. Remember all of the stories that developed after the covers were removed from Siri?

113. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

it is iOceans.....they are situated iBetter.....because the new slogan of Apple is going to be "we will bring you every Ocean to your doors....who else can do that?"

2. marinbuyukliev

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 23, 2011


74. JeffdaBeat unregistered

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.

82. hltechie unregistered

Couldn't agree more

87. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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.

107. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Apple boys TT more than Android boys do, we're doing 1/10 damage of what Apple Fans do :)

84. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

PLC? Your comment fails, fails, fails, and fails again. Stop marinbuyukliev, you suck.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I guess for Apple fans it is not a mistakes.

26. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

Apple: you're looking at the map wrong

56. DawsonLee

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

Your comment sir, is epic, and rightly so, thumbs up!

73. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Then we are going to see a sharp increase in the number of ios user deaths due to driving off bridges.

106. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

because they can't SPELL like their iOS

4. 09wbd03516

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5. markhsu

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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.

69. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Um.. This is BETA, it's not a final release....

76. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

So is SIRI in iOS 5, but people still use it like a finished product

86. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That still doesn't mean it's not in beta. How people use it is irrelevant.

112. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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.


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Now iDon't have to drive the herd on a long walk off a short pier.. their iOS devices will do that for us!!!

6. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

Apple: "We're under global warming and it's changed everything."

39. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Lol, this is so funny. Im glad, cos im not gonna get voice turn by turn cos i have an iPhone 4 without the S

7. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

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...

44. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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?

54. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I just think it will get updated in the final release. But yeah I agree, google maps is the best, and Nokia maps is pretty good. All I was saying is not just apple it's TomTom's directions.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17505; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not released yet, right? I would hope Apple would have most bugs worked out by release. Now, if it releases in this condition, I'll join everyone in a good laugh at Apple.

9. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

OMG! Do we have to argue about earth's geography with the sheep now? PS: Sheeps go wherever they're pointed :P

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Do we have to argue about earth's geography with the sheep now?" +1 for you. :D

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