New Motorola Ad Mocks Apple Maps [Image]

Posted September 22, 2012 at 6:48pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 21043 views

Motorola has posted an ad mocking the new Maps application in iOS 6.

The ad features the iPhone 5 next to the Motorola Droid Razr M. Both phones have performed a maps search for '315 e 15th st ny'. The iPhone apparently locates 315 Marborough Rd; whereas, the Razr M is shown to find the correct address.

Apple recently issued a statement following criticism of the application.

"Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service," spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. "We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover and Siri integration, and free turn by turn navigation. We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get. We're also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."

You can see the ad below...

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Craig - October 22, 2012 at 11:48am
The new maps for iOS aren't nearly as bad as everyone makes out. Plus, damn Motorola: another fugly looking phone. I'll take a few mis-guided directions over holding that plastic POS any day.
MaKI - September 24, 2012 at 11:19am
US is probably one of few places on the world where companies can compare their products with others, mislead customers and make a shitty advertisements :-) Like the first time I was in Texas and I saw tv ad with FORD (don't know what type it was, but i'm pretty sure that it was not Shelby Cobra) overtaking Audi RS. LoL. Sorry nothing against FORD :-) but lol never ever! In our country It is not allowed even to say in tv, radio whatever advertisement that "Our cleaning powder is better than ... " :-) Now I can see the reasons. Companies are comparing absolutely different things, regardless if it is true or false. Yes on that picture above, i can see TomTom vs Google Maps. And it is true Google Maps are better. Than what? Than #iLost? Wtf? Than TomTom of course. Does it mean then, that Motorola is better than iPhone? :-) Sorry I still prefer to buy the Audi RS6 :-) whatever navigation system is inside :-) ... And I would rather get lost, than "FixedOrRepairDaily" US comparing ads are tragedy, sometimes really funny but that's all. :-) This is not even funny.
Fredo - September 25, 2012 at 8:33pm
That's the beauty of freedom of speech. Thank God I live in America where if I own a business, I can openly advertise that I'm better than YOU and not go to jail! Just like you said, you can still buy whatever you want without suppressing free speech. You have the brain-power to make up your own mind right? "In out country, it is not even allowed." LOL, and you sound proud of it as you type it. LOL!!!!!
Sabtain - September 24, 2012 at 1:52am
Lol there desperate apple will definitely make it better but it's not bad
henree - September 24, 2012 at 1:22pm
you sound desperate.
Carlos - September 24, 2012 at 12:38am
For all we know there is no such thing as 315 E 15th St. NY. In Apple Maps there's 310 and 318. It's a corner next to a park from what I can see. Apple maps tried to give you 315 instead of 15th street. That's where the error is. If you take out the 315 and just leave it at E 15th St NY, it takes you there. This software is still in Beta. My friend said "What about John St. Tullow, Ireland? What if I want to meet you there and it sends you somewhere else. I looked it up. Apple Maps sends me straight there. Maps.Google.Com gives me a blank grid with nothing on the map. I can look it up in my computer through Google Maps. Finds it, then when I zoom in the street name changes from English to Irish and now u have no clue where I am.
Carlos - September 23, 2012 at 10:52pm
All they had to say was: "Dear Google, Just type it properly: 315 E 15th St. New York, NY 10003 And it takes you exactly there. Regards, Apple" And if you don't believe me try it on your iPhone.
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