Back in 2007, Steve Jobs said that they can’t be everything and that they need to partner with people (Google) who are good at stuff. Unfortunately things changed, and five years later, Apple decided to go after Google with a new maps app as part of iOS 6. If you follow tech news, there’s no question you have stumbled upon an article or tweet about how lousy Apple’s new maps app is.
It’s surprising to see such a bad first attempt from Apple as they don’t normally operate this way. I’m sure they will get it right at some point, but for now we can just laugh at some of these examples, which are courtesy of Google + user Michael Salinger.
The first one (at the top) shows the Olympic Plaza in Calgary an entire block away and there’s a plaza train station that hasn’t existed in years. Hit the break for eight more fails.
Those are houses not Starbucks or BP
Here’s a Japanese plaza in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The University Hospital is depicted in Google Maps as the brown area.
Apple seems to think the hospital has shrunk.
Gothenberg seems to have vanished from Sweden
Here we have information on the Corktown Footbridge, but nothing it has access to.
That should be Carse Road
The name of the Florence Cathedral should be Santa Maria del Fiori not Santa Maria dei Fiori
The Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois seems to have bumpy water
Pretty funny, check out the tumblr link below to see a bunch more.