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Motorola Ad Pokes Fun at Apple's Maps Problems

By - Source: Motorola (Twitter) | B 31 comments

Motorola wants you to know you won't get lost using a Droid RAZR.

This week, Motorola has taken a leaf out of Samsung's book and released an image openly mocking Apple. While Samsung prefers make fun of the iPhone 5 and Apple fans that line up for the company's newest devices, Motorola is taking aim at Apple's brand new mapping application that comes bundled with iOS 6.

Cupertino hasn't had an easy time with Apple Maps. The replacement for Google Maps, the application isn't exactly bug free. Yesterday, Motorola released the following image via its Twitter account. "Google Maps reports live traffic to be as helpful as possible so you don't feel #iLost planning your trip," the accompanying tweet read.

 
Motorola isn't alone in taking a shot at Apple Maps. A London Underground worker last week made headlines with his sign offering iOS 6 users local area maps. Apple has released a statement regarding the issues with Maps. Speaking to All Things D, the company explained that it will take time for Maps to improve

"We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover and Siri integration, and free turn by turn navigation," Apple told All Things D. "We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a crowd-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get. We're also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."

Google's Eric Schmidt this morning quashed rumors that his company had a version of Google Maps for iOS 6 ready to be approved, telling Reuters, "We have not done anything yet."

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    thrasher32 , September 25, 2012 9:54 PM
    Apple guy standing in line waiting for his iPhone5: "But we'll get it right, not in this one, but the next one, Right?" LMAO
  • 27 Hide
    aznguy0028 , September 25, 2012 9:41 PM
    "It just works!" trolol
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    mchawk , September 25, 2012 10:16 PM
    Apple sueing Motorola in 3... 2... 1...
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  • 27 Hide
    aznguy0028 , September 25, 2012 9:41 PM
    "It just works!" trolol
  • 30 Hide
    thrasher32 , September 25, 2012 9:54 PM
    Apple guy standing in line waiting for his iPhone5: "But we'll get it right, not in this one, but the next one, Right?" LMAO
  • 23 Hide
    luciferano , September 25, 2012 9:58 PM
    Well Apple, you reap what you sow.
  • 23 Hide
    A Bad Day , September 25, 2012 10:15 PM
    Apple fans are never deterred. If they can pay $500 without blinking, why would they care?
  • 25 Hide
    mchawk , September 25, 2012 10:16 PM
    Apple sueing Motorola in 3... 2... 1...
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    Shin-san , September 25, 2012 10:28 PM
    Quote:
    Siri integration
    Is that the new "Facebook Integration"?
  • 22 Hide
    dark_wizzie , September 25, 2012 10:28 PM
    The isheeps are imad!
  • 23 Hide
    nforce4max , September 25, 2012 10:52 PM
    In the mean time the sale of paper maps has risen by 200% lol.
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    mayne92 , September 25, 2012 11:27 PM
    "We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover and Siri integration, and free turn by turn navigation,"

    Apple still at work trying hard to market customers into being beta testers to Siri and Maps though. If it works half the time and has an Apple logo...that is OK because it is Apple. For shits and giggles I have enjoyed heading over to the Apple web-land to see how many issues their loyal customers are having. Apple could market a nasty sock as a glove and Apple loyalists would wait in line for days proclaiming Apple revolutionized "the sock".
  • 16 Hide
    knight_of_baawa , September 25, 2012 11:37 PM
    The map isn't wrong--you're just wanting to go to the wrong place. DUH! Just like you're holding the phone wrong.
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    house70 , September 26, 2012 12:16 AM
    Apple needs to put out an app that shows how to use a paper map and a compass (+/- a watch, for better accuracy). Now THAT would be useful.
  • 8 Hide
    del35 , September 26, 2012 12:46 AM
    Poor iCrap. Falls on its face yet once more. The zombies meanwhile wonder about in their ignorance fed hubris. Sad commentary on the hoodwinking of a dumbed down sheeple.
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    nocteratus , September 26, 2012 12:52 AM
    I was able to solve all my problems with my iphone 4 and iOS 6, I switch to a SGS3 !
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    eternalkp , September 26, 2012 12:55 AM
    i actually have a tomtom unit and love it.
    why is it going so badly in iOS6 is just funny
    i like tomtom voice turn by turn direction.
    why apple assigned siri dumb robotic to get me lost is beyond me.
    ever since i updated to iOS6, mapmyride app is all messed up. wrong distance riding my bike in the woods. thank you apple
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    Anonymous , September 26, 2012 1:37 AM
    "Maps is a crowd-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get."

    Essentially saying that they knew that it was incomplete and that it is cheaper for you customers to fix it then us.

    You can't do that!
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    germ warfare , September 26, 2012 2:15 AM
    Not thrilled about how a "crowd based solution" seems to make it okay to release a buggy/faulted/unfinished product. Guess it's a great free debugging resource though. *coughDiabloIIIcough*
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    JD13 , September 26, 2012 3:53 AM
    I think the new Apple maps app should be called: iLost.
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    olaf , September 26, 2012 4:49 AM
    think iGO and Tom-Tom or Mapquest sales will rise :D 
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    DjEaZy , September 26, 2012 5:10 AM
    ... Motorola Ad Pokes Fun at Apple's Maps Problems? Motorola is owned by google...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Eric-Schmidt-Google-Maps-iOS-6-Apple-Maps,17876.html
    ... of course google will not made google maps for iOS 6 soon... it will be the selling point for android devices...
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