[FoRK] [IP] Apple Mapocalypse Sends iOS 6 Users Into a Tizzy, Riverbank

Joseph S. Barrera III j3 at barrera.org
Thu Sep 20 16:01:21 PDT 2012

I bet this is an explicit ploy by Apple to bring Steve Jobs, screaming 
and on fire, back from the dead and back as CEO.

It would be classier to leave him to rest in peace, but there's always 
that pesky Fiduciary Responsibility...

- Joe

On 9/20/2012 3:44 PM, DAVID J. FARBER wrote:
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Lauren Weinstein <lauren at vortex.com>
> Subject: [ NNSquad ] Apple Mapocalypse Sends iOS 6 Users Into a Tizzy, Riverbank
> Date: September 20, 2012 4:46:48 PM EDT
> To: nnsquad at nnsquad.org
> Apple Mapocalypse Sends iOS 6 Users Into a Tizzy, Riverbank
> http://j.mp/OeXgMF  (Wired)
>    Disgruntled users across the globe are flocking to share their
>    displeasure with Apple's new Maps app, which has a tendency to
>    mislocate businesses, misplace cities, streets and towns, and display
>    warped Dali-esque distortions of skyscrapers, bridges and other
>    landmarks.  Apple's replaced Google Maps with its own app in iOS 6,
>    released on Wednesday, cutting its closest tie to smartphone rival
>    Google. But the seemingly premature launch of the Apple app is turning
>    into a significant black eye in an otherwise well-received operating
>    system upgrade.  "The maps for my hometown in iOS 6 are not only
>    extremely ugly (and old) but not a singular business has a correct
>    location as far as I can see," Apple forum member bjrnfrommalm posted
>    Wednesday. "Anyone else getting really annoyed by this switch?"
> - - -
> Apparently Apple released the "Escher 1.0" build of their mapping app.
> --Lauren--
> Lauren Weinstein (lauren at vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren
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