• According to Apple's Maps, The Indian Ocean Is in Greenland and Suggests you drive off bridges
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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/BjIpw.jpg[/IMG] [url]http://www.dailytech.com/Quick+Note+Apples+Maps+App+Flunks+at+Geography+Navigation/article24926.htm[/url] [QUOTE]Apple, Inc. (AAPL) earlier this week announced its latest upcoming version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. The beta build showed off some new features including the new Maps application, which allowed Apple to toss rival Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Google Maps, the previous mapping application in iOS. CNN described: [QUOTE]But it was Maps which may have marked the most direct anti-Google move. Google has been providing mapping information to Apple since the iPhone launched in 2007. At the iOS 6 announcement, mobile chief Scott Forstall was all braggadocio commenting, "In iOS 6, we have built an entire new mapping system from the ground up; and it looks beautiful. This is a worldwide effort. We're covering the world."[/QUOTE] Perhaps he was right, but the world Apple is covering seems to be one quite different from our own. [B]In the beta build the map names the ocean between Australia and Asia as the "Arctic Ocean". It thinks the continent of Africa is the "North Pacific Ocean" and the island of Greenland is the "Indian Ocean". Whoops. Then there are reports that the mapping app has a penchant for suggesting curious shortcuts that take drivers on creative turns directly off bridges. [/B]Hopefully nobody tries to follow that navigator's advice unless they have one of those fancy car-boat-transforming vehicles. True, this is just a test build, but it's a surprisingly poor showing for a company who has a reputation for polished core applications. It looks like Apple may come to regret its snub of Google Maps.[/QUOTE]
Best suicide map to date, obviously. Apple is so innovative.
How does this even happen?
How can you fuck up this royally? As a programmer, I fail to see how the hell they managed to do this.
the way the euro is going this map sums up europe in the future
[QUOTE=MightyMax;36342805]How does this even happen?[/QUOTE] The maps are provided by TomTom, this explains everything.
...And google maps continues to be decades ahead...
[QUOTE=J!NX;36343052]...And google maps continues to be decades ahead...[/QUOTE] Even Google knows, you gotta kayak across the ocean
this is why we have betas. this bug was found in the [i]beta[/i] version of iOS 6. i'm sure they'll fix it for full release.
Also Sudan is one nation on the map. [IMG]http://puu.sh/B9zl[/IMG]
But it's a feature!
Dev builds of iOS are typically full of bugs, this isn't something uncommon with new features
[QUOTE=GameDev;36343111]Dev builds of iOS are typically full of bugs, this isn't something uncommon with new features[/QUOTE] The navigation thing I don't mind, but HOW did the map thing happen?
I'm going to India soon to see the Arctic sea!
Your navigation brought to you by Apple in conjunction with the Fact Sphere. [img]http://i1.theportalwiki.net/img/thumb/5/55/FactCore.png/300px-FactCore.png[/img] "Turn right ahead. Continue on for the next 3400 miles across the Southern Ocean. You have arrived in London."
[QUOTE=Zambies!;36343155]The navigation thing I don't mind, but HOW did the map thing happen?[/QUOTE] Agreed. What idiot took a look at the map, saw the Artic Ocean fuck up and thought "Yeah, I think it's ready to be released for beta so people can find the small bugs! We got all the big ones!"
[QUOTE=inconspicious;36343023]The maps are provided by TomTom, this explains everything.[/QUOTE] As the owner of a TomTom, I can safely say that this does, in fact, explain everything. Our TomTom sometimes instructs us to take 13hour detours for very simplistic tasks. It also fails to recognize sections of the Trans-Canada highway (you know, one of the largest highways in the world). According to TomTom, West-bound on the trans-canada from Alberta doesn't exist.
I mean it's good they make new stuff. But I just can't stop wondering why not use google's?
[QUOTE=nVidia;36343622]I mean it's good they make new stuff. But I just can't stop wondering why not use google's?[/QUOTE] Because Google are evil and their services are terrible! >:(
It's saying if you bought an Apple device you should just resign from humanity.
Kind of surprised it took this long for this to happen.
[B]Test build[/B] I swear if anyone uses this for any more anti-Apple stuff... I mean I hate Apple sometimes too but christ, you can't fault them for bugs in early development builds that are only available to iOS app developers in the first place.
[QUOTE=Panthereye;36343074]this is why we have betas. this bug was found in the [i]beta[/i] version of iOS 6. i'm sure they'll fix it for full release.[/QUOTE] Even in a Beta build, this is horrendous. How do you let something like this get published
Well apple says so, so I guess its right.
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;36343720][B]Test build[/B] I swear if anyone uses this for any more anti-Apple stuff... I mean I hate Apple sometimes too but christ, you can't fault them for bugs in early development builds that are only available to iOS app developers in the first place.[/QUOTE]Yeah, test builds are fine and all, no one expects them to be perfect. We just don't expect them to be hilariously broken either.
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;36343720][B]Test build[/B] I swear if anyone uses this for any more anti-Apple stuff... I mean I hate Apple sometimes too but christ, you can't fault them for bugs in early development builds that are only available to iOS app developers in the first place.[/QUOTE] There's a difference between the directions maybe not showing the most efficient route, and the map trying to tell you the Arctic Ocean is just south of India.
That's not what my Maps look like. [editline]15th June 2012[/editline] Oh nevermind, testbuilds. I need to get some glasses.
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;36343720][B]Test build[/B] I swear if anyone uses this for any more anti-Apple stuff... I mean I hate Apple sometimes too but christ, you can't fault them for bugs in early development builds that are only available to iOS app developers in the first place.[/QUOTE] can you explain to me how a test build justifies having entire oceans in the wrong place because that seems more like the programmers don't know geography
Test build or not, I'm already sold.
Oh man, anyone remember what happened when the iPhone alarm did not work? I can already imagine what this is going to cause.
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