With the release of the iPhone, we should all know by now of Apple’s new replacement of Google Maps in iOS6. In fact, with the recent coverage it’s been getting, everyone in the world should know about this new replacement. Apple has proudly introduced “Apple Maps” during their iOS 6 keynote, which will be the full replacement for Google Maps. As we all know, this is just another step to eliminate Google from their iOS devices. As implied earlier, there has been a lot of coverage surrounding Apple Maps, and the apparent lack of information within the maps application. With how much they were boasting about this new application, it did give me quite a laugh. That said, a lot of people have been poking fun at it due to how terrible the app is. And now, Google’s newly acquired Motorola is joining in on the fun!
Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.
The tweet was seen both on their Motorola Mobility Google+ page, and also on on their Twitter page. The message is pretty clear though. It’s on obvious advertisement for their new RAZR M device with its edge to edge screen. I’m personally waitng to see #iLost a trending topic on both Twitter and Google+, surely it won’t be that long?
This isn’t the only company making fun off iOS 6 though. NASA’s own Curiosity Rover claimed that he was updated to iOS 6 and was now in Norway! What a terrible coincidence. Here’s the Curiosity Rover’s entire tweet:
NASA HAVE UPDATED ME TO iOS 6. APPARENTLY I’M NOW IN NORWAY.
Poking fun aside, if you’re wanting Google Maps back instead of this crummy “improvement” that was in iOS 6, it’s fairly easy to get back. Just head on over to the Google Maps website, allow it to track your location, and after that just make an internet shortcut on your iOS device. While it’s not an entire supplement of the native application, it should do you some good for now, and it definitely will not be telling you to turn left into oncoming traffic. No, Google would rather keep you alive than plan out your death like Apple has with this new application.
It’s pretty sad that all of the major companies are making fun of Apple. It just proves how terrible of a job Apple has done with the new rendition of iOS 6. Aren’t you happy to own an Android device? Especially after the iPhone 5 launch?
source: android central