MacNN | Samsung ad pokes Apple's Aussie map woes
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Samsung ad pokes Apple's Aussie map woes
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 2:23pm

Samsung has taken aim at Apple's most recent maps app mishap, poking fun at the recent bulletin issued by police in Victoria, Australia, warning people away from relying solely on the Maps app in iOS 6 when navigating. A new ad installation on display on George Street in Sydney has a lost-looking four-wheel drive and camping equipment parked on a sidewalk, as well as a sign saying "Oops." The ad then goes on to tout the mapping abilities of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III smartphone, which relies on Google Maps.



The iOS Maps fiasco, which has seen some customers stranded, others misdirected, and many more just confused, proved a rare misstep for the iDevice maker this year, an embarrassment in a year otherwise marked by continuing strong sales and high demand for iOS devices. Apple has, since the release of iOS 6, taken steps to improve its maps app and restructure its staff, but the recent announcement by Victoria police shone a spotlight on just how far Apple has to go in some areas. [images via CNet]

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • SACOM protests labor abuses during Hong Kong iPhone 6 launch - 11:49 AM EST
  • Fifth Avenue iPhone 6 line spans 12 blocks; 6 Plus in low US supply - 10:26 AM EST
  • iOS 8 is Apple's first large-scale use of its new CDN, firm says - 9:30 AM EST
  • Virgin Atlantic to offer Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi on entire plane fleet - 7:51 AM EST
  • Briefly: Pebble firmware update, Netflix out in two more countries - 6:43 AM EST
  • First look: iPhone 6, 6 Plus - 3:02 AM EST
  • Wozniak on the iPhone 6: 'I've gotten rid of my Android phones' - 1:42 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Nokia.com visitors in United Kingdom redirected to Microsoft site - 11:05 AM EST
  • Sony reveals SmartEyeglass headset prototype, releases SDK - 5:53 AM EST
  • Nvidia announces GTX 970, 980 cards with Maxwell GPU architecture - 12:30 AM EST
  • China denies hacking involvement uncovered in US committee report - 10:26 PM EST
  • Briefly: Tesoro Shrike mouse update, New Lian Li case options - 4:28 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.