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

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

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, 09:32

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

well the fact the Moto got an iPhone right away to make an ad was bogus to begin with

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 14:01

47. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

nah, im pretty sure it was on purpose. accidentally type in a wrong address? G-Maps will still get you close, where iMaps takes you... well... somewhere else.

If they wanted to use a location they know iMaps got wrong, they only have to guide you to the sears tower in chicago(wrong building marked), the statue of liberty (missing), and others.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:58 3

18. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

point stands, Apple Maps sucks.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:03

20. Aeires (unregistered)

It was stupid to use an address like that, there are tons of addresses they could have used and gotten the exact same result. That's the main problem, just because the address in the advert is wrong doesn't erase the tons of articles and comments posted over the last week that shows Apple Maps isn't working properly.

Don't get stuck on minor details while avoiding the overwhelming evidence.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:06

21. ronjr123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I do not think this is misleading. If you look closely to the screen of the razr it does show a park there. A lot of times the Parcels of land are divided into addresses even though there is no structure. I am sure if you look at the database of addresses in the cities files this does in fact exist. What the add is attempting to show and correctly I might add is that the Iphone5 gives the wrong street entirely.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:10 1

23. random1204 (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 May 2010)

Well I guess my thing would be that it should still show everything around that address.

On the Android device with Google Maps, it clearly shows the park. So that's what it should show you.

I think they're trying to show that if you put in an address that doesn't TECHNICALLY exist, it still shows around the area that it should be, so you don't get completely lost.

However, on the Apple Maps, it just makes up a false address and messes it all up, which would indeed, get you lost. Because to me, those don't look anywhere near each other at all.

So overall, Google Maps is far more CORRECT and so they have a VALID argument. Yes?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:11 2

24. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

So I guess everyone is just gonna ignore the fact the Apple Maps icon suggests everyone commits suicide and tells you to drive off a bridge ?? Yall terrible lol

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:30

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

yeah, because jumping of Higway 280 is totaly something you want to try.... is an experience to die for

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:29

30. fatehahmad (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

Bing and Rand Mcnally both displays the same location (used by Motorola) for this particular address. Are they fake too?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:43 1

33. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

"Can you please leave us alone
peacefully Fandroid? PLEASE!!!!!"

But... but... but Apple who first not let us Fandroid peacefully. They suing everyone of us at everything in everywhere on everyway everytime. So, us not gonna leave u peacefully either.

heheheh. lets some say suing over used once more.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 10:16

35. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

The simple fact that this article scam artist is avoiding is the fact that Apple maps is so bad even when given such an address, it's still way off. You ifans are forgetting one thing, even if you are given a bogus sounding address Google maps will get you pretty much to where that address would be. Now stop smoking the apple crack and calling the ad bogus when it highlights even more issues with Apple Maps giving you wrong address, it can't even find where an address would be located even if it doesn't actually exist as a livable address. I found it funny that Google maps decided to create a spot on the map(in the middle of the street), but it got the borough and street correct.

This article is utter irresponsible writing, just grab your phone and punch in the address and zoom in, Google Maps even have the correct side of the street. Total non-story by way of incompetent writing. What is with these biased writers on here, no one asked you to be on Apple Defense Force. Moto shouldn't have put out the ad because well the Droid M is a mid range phone and well who cares what Apple is doing with iPhone 5. Everyone else was here a whole year and change with what they are displaying now, retina display say what????

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 11:41 1

37. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

People, please... Think about this rationally for just one minute here! You dont really think the address leads to a public park by accident do you? What would happen if motorola used a real address in this ad? Let's pretend it were YOUR home address. How long would it take you to file a lawsuit when all these people just suddenly flash-mobbed your house, while you're walking the dog in your robe and bunny slippers? Are any of you guys old enough to remember the songs "867-5309" or "777-9311"? I don't remember which, but one of them was someone's actual phone number. Can you imagine the hell the owners of that phone number went through when that song came out? Can you imagine that owner suing the band for publishing their private phone number in a song that was broadcast to millions of people several times a day for months on end? That why they didn't use a real address! Don't fall for this crap guys, we're smarter than this!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:09

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

Android is the world most popular OS in the world, but to do this kind of advertising only makes them look bad.. desperate for don't know what?.. I would never see a Apple commercial attacking any one but that doesn't count around here where the fandroids are the majority

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:20 2

39. Aeires (unregistered)

"Hi, I'm a PC...."

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:41

41. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Oh, snap!!!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:27

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

damm it forgat about those..

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:52

43. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4752; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

How is that any different than one of apple's latest ads. You know the one where they talk about how the laws of physics are just a guideline since they were able to make something larger (longer) and smaller (thinner) at the same time. Well if that's the case, ANYONE can do that, just take a rubber bad and stretch it. Now it's larger (longer) and smaller (thinner) at the same time also. But the apple ad would have you think that the new iphone is breaking the laws of physics.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 17:27

54. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I don't really see how Android should be in this discussion, Google Maps is independent of Android and Motorola is still run separately.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:58

46. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I think maybe the point of the add was that if you put in the wrong address, Google maps will still try to get you to the closest location where as iMaps will take you some place completely unrelated.

Considering how often people type things in wrong without noticing, I see that as a strong benefit of google maps and one worth showing off.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:06

48. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Has anyone else actually done the search? It is a REAL address for a PARK. I really feel like Phone Arena should remove this slanderous article.

I could see many people needing this address for a variety of different reasons. Maybe someone is having a party, maybe someone from the city needs something delivered.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 15:13

49. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Delivered for a public event. Just because it's not a house, does not in anyway make this address fake.

(I accidentally a post)

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 20:09 1

55. zackh121556 (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

Apple maps failure on Fox News lol

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 23:11

56. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

hahah nice

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 23:41

57. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

"I would never see a
Apple commercial attacking any one"

they (APPLE) DID ATTACKING everyone, everything, everywhere, everytime, everyway by SUING. Yes, SUING WAS OVER USED BY ALL OF US, BUT U ALL KNOW WHO'S THE FIRST ONE ON THR ALPHABET: THE INNIVATOR (reminds me about Gundam Seed Series)

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 23:54

58. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

god, i'm now become troll...

heheheh. just tired 'bot someone at something on somewhere in someway over used suing on every one thing where way time -just subtitute the words.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 19:12

61. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

motorola is razrFAIL!

thats why all talk is dangerous!!

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