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Whoops! 20 Of The Funniest Fails From Apple's iOS Maps App

Whoops! 20 Of The Funniest Fails From Apple's iOS Maps App
By , Nicolas Aguila
Antarctica, The Home Of Berlin

When people look for Berlin, they usually mean Germany's capital city. However, Apple Maps sends you to Antarctica instead. Admittedly, there’s a mountain called Berlin in Antarctica, but only Apple knows why that's the default in its mapping software.

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  • 26 Hide
    rdc85 , October 12, 2012 5:26 AM
    It's funny to look at...........

    I'm wondering if they do any testing (alpha, beta, etc) or Q.C. of their apps at all?
  • 24 Hide
    ojas , October 12, 2012 8:35 AM
    Quote:
    Sometimes, you might spontaneously feel the need to buy an Apple product.

  • 24 Hide
    enewmen , October 12, 2012 5:03 AM
    After seeing the photos - "It's the End of the World as we Know It"
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  • 22 Hide
    ScrewySqrl , October 12, 2012 4:46 AM
    Wecome to three weeks ago
  • 24 Hide
    enewmen , October 12, 2012 5:03 AM
    After seeing the photos - "It's the End of the World as we Know It"
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    Anonymous , October 12, 2012 5:24 AM
    Jobs never would have let this thing out of the door. Shame on Apple.
  • 26 Hide
    rdc85 , October 12, 2012 5:26 AM
    It's funny to look at...........

    I'm wondering if they do any testing (alpha, beta, etc) or Q.C. of their apps at all?
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    cookoy , October 12, 2012 5:41 AM
    Apparently maps apps are more complex and harder to make right especially with 3D pics added. And apple just jump in thinking they could just fix any whoops on the fly and just ride out the storm.
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    rohitbaran , October 12, 2012 6:06 AM
    The apple article many will like!
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    tobalaz , October 12, 2012 6:45 AM
    I laughed pretty good.
    What Apple should do it keep this version and restamp it "Electronic Acid Trip Maps" for a novelty.
    Oh, and add the purple flare to the pictures!
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    esrever , October 12, 2012 6:56 AM
    They should have just drawn scribbles.
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    jrharbort , October 12, 2012 7:43 AM
    Another notable one: The Statue of Liberty is completely gone.
  • 24 Hide
    ojas , October 12, 2012 8:35 AM
    Quote:
    Sometimes, you might spontaneously feel the need to buy an Apple product.

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    giovanni86 , October 12, 2012 8:44 AM
    Well that made my day just hat much better! Thanks i needed a laugh =D
  • 23 Hide
    K-beam , October 12, 2012 8:44 AM
    Nooo! You are looking at it the wrong way!
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    willmagic , October 12, 2012 9:49 AM
    Picture 8 isn't Coniston, it's actually the street map of Lancaster.
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    mindless728 , October 12, 2012 11:09 AM
    Thank you for this on a friday morning, right around 20 laughs
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    razor512 , October 12, 2012 1:27 PM
    so thats why my road trip from NY to Rome landed me in a cold prison colony with pictures of the "dear leader" everywhere.

    one other thing, in picture 20, I would prefer the city to look like that, Imagine getting good off road vehicle and driving around that area at full speed. That will make your trip to the store a lot more exciting.
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    CaedenV , October 12, 2012 2:41 PM
    reprotectedBy fails, I was expecting more of a "turn right" into a river or a high-ground bridge, but most of these are immature satellite pictures and inaccurate location settings that were existent in the early Google Maps.

    yes, google maps had some pretty fun flubs when it was introduced 7 YEARS AGO!!!
    Most people that purchase apple products do not mind their relatively high prices because the product generally works very well out of the box, they are simple to use, and their bundled software tends to be very good. For apple to stop using Google Maps early (still 1 year on their contract), while forcing a new and immature product on it's users is simply not the apple way. Designing a product and leaving out features so that people have to upgrade in a year or two is the apple way, but it is one thing to leave out a feature, and an entirely different thing to give a feature that has so many issues. I am sure that apple maps will improve a ton very quickly, but it is not like them to release something half-assed.

    As stated by boece: Jobs would have never let this happen. Ever. And if something like this did happen, entire departments of people would be fired and replaced. Thus begins the sinking of apple from being the product of superiority, to just becoming another company with flawed products.
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    nukemaster , October 12, 2012 3:08 PM
    reprotectedBy fails, I was expecting more of a "turn right" into a river or a high-ground bridge, but most of these are immature satellite pictures and inaccurate location settings that were existent in the early Google Maps.

    At least Google released Maps/Earth as a beta and worked to correct many issues before removing the BETA tag.
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