10 Ridiculous Apple Maps Screenshots

Passionate supporters will always stick to their guns no matter what, and haters are going to hate. When it comes to Apple Maps, the order of things went up in the air. Robin has published an interesting entry on how Apple Maps is better, and he does raise some valid points.

We can’t deny, however, that there are some really funny screenshots of the Maps that have been circulating online – especially in the early days of the release. To help ease your Monday blues, here are 10 of the most ridiculous Apple Maps screenshots I have seen so far.

Stratford-upon-Avon What?

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Stratford-upon-Avon

It seems that there is no love lost between the guys from the Apple Maps team and Shakespeare. Maybe, they had a bad experience with the writer’s work, hence the apparent non-existence of the writer’s birthplace!

The Falkland Islands

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The Falkland Islands

This South Atlantic archipelago has been a bone of contention amongst European nations – discovery and colonization, and all that. I guess Apple has decided not to get involved, so they’ve “removed” detailed information in their maps.

Which Route to Take?

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Which way?

Apple Maps will give you several options to get from point A to point B. As to whether or not you’ll actually get to point B following the routes given…

The abc Highway

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Highway abc

In India, there is a town which exists in grayscale. It might very well be the town where The Giver (Lois Lowry) lives. Oh, and I guess they ran out of creative juices when naming the highway. “abc” does the trick all the time.

Broken Street

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Broken Street

Like taking walks or driving around aimlessly? Make sure you don’t go on this street.

Maybe the Apple Maps guys can take a hint from SimCity where you simply have to increase the budget for the roads so that they can be fixed and everything will be perfect again.

Broken Up Stadium

Ridiculous Apple Maps Screenshots

Broken Up Stadium

No matter how much I twist and turn my device, I can’t make much sense of this stadium (Vicente Calderon Stadium). Atletico Madrid fans certainly can’t be happy about this, but I think it’s hilarious.

Roller Coaster San Antonio

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Roller Coaster San Antonio

Buckle up for the ride of your life – if you’re headed for San Antonio. Forget amusement parks. All you need is a fast car and a good driver on these roads!

Deadend Street

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Deadend Street

Someone was looking for a high school, and instead got this. Maybe Apple thinks that high school is a deadend one should avoid or simply go to for some fun without expecting anything?

Apple Store, Sydney

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Apple Store, Sydney

Apple Maps knows where its store Down Under is. Or does it?

Melting Las Vegas

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Melting Las Vegas

And for my pick of the lot…Las Vegas is melting, boys and girls, and there’s nothing you can do about it. I think it will be an excellent piece of wall art, don’t you agree?

Images via Huffington Post, The Amazing iOS6 Maps

About Noemi Tasarra-Twigg

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Comments

  1. Wow. These are incredibly bad. And what’s really amazing is how you managed to travel from England, to the Falklands, to India, to Spain, to Texas, to Australia and then to Nevada in only a few weeks (must have been a fast vacation!) and travelled all over these areas by car just to have problems with these ten maps.

    Or, my guess is that these issues didn’t bother you at all. All you did was scour the internet to find 10 pictures out of hundreds of thousands of pictures used in this app. That’s an error rate of what, maybe .0001% in a new app? That’s not too bad in my book. In fact, EVERY review of the app where people ACTUALLY USE IT shows that it works just fine.

    On the other hand, spending a few hours scouring the web to copy other people’s work without giving most of them credit for their discoveries of easily correctible glitches, now THAT’S a colossal waste of time.

    The Falkland Islands is listing is now correct. I imagine the photos of the others will be fixed soon, too. Will you find something useful to do with your time? Doubtful.

  2. You can beat this dead horse all you like, but you still won’t get it to be any worse than the errors you find in Google Maps ;-)

    • I see where you’re coming from, but all in fun, mate. Truth be told, I have been using Apple Maps more than I thought I would!

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