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(Gizmodo)   Steve may have passed into the beyond, but his reality distortion field is immortal   (gizmodo.com) divider line 94
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2012-09-28 09:48:10 AM  
Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field brought to you by RadioShack

Because if there's anyone that knows about distorting reality, it's RadioShack.

/Go out of business already.
 
2012-09-28 09:49:11 AM  
Holy crap! We get it. Apple maps sucks. I'm not particularly fond of Apple, but enough is enough. You can argue that it's Google's fault because google wouldn't give Apple everything they wanted. Or maybe Google couldn't give Apple everything they wanted. Or Maybe apple just hates google. Or maybe Google wanted to rape Apple of their customer information. Bla Bla Bla.

Who. Cares. We've heard it all before. Yes, Apple is trying to spin this to their favor. BIG OL' DUH! What more is there to say?
 
2012-09-28 09:57:09 AM  
Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?
 
2012-09-28 09:59:40 AM  

jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?


Many of the locations and directions are wrong.
 
2012-09-28 10:00:55 AM  
If we get a baker's dozen of greened Maps threads this week I hear everyone gets a free month of Total Fark.
 
2012-09-28 10:07:24 AM  
Wow, you know when you have Gizmodo (some of the biggest Apple shills out there) calling out Apple's PR for blatantly distorting reality and calling out specific journalists for being full of sparkly Apple lies, the end must be nigh.

/updated my iPad 2 to IOS6.
//maps no longer displays any traffic in the Seattle area.
///it also farked up my mom's iPhone 4 something major (missing icons, slower performance, etc)
 
2012-09-28 10:08:03 AM  

assjuice: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Many of the locations and directions are wrong.


Is there a good source for exactly where people are having problems? CNET was awesomely (not) useful with their enraging slide show containing issues if you live in the Cayman Islands, Chile, or you care that some satellite images aren't rendered well. If I lived in the Cayman Islands, I would probably be outraged. But, again, is there anything I actually need to worry about that actually outweighs the turn-by-turn feature?
 
2012-09-28 10:09:14 AM  

jcb274: assjuice: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Many of the locations and directions are wrong.

Is there a good source for exactly where people are having problems? CNET was awesomely (not) useful with their enraging slide show containing issues if you live in the Cayman Islands, Chile, or you care that some satellite images aren't rendered well. If I lived in the Cayman Islands, I would probably be outraged. But, again, is there anything I actually need to worry about that actually outweighs the turn-by-turn feature?


The Brooklyn Bridge looks ugly in 3D.
 
2012-09-28 10:11:56 AM  
Gizmodo mocking the Apple distorition field.

Gizmodo.

GIZ-FARKING-MODO
 
2012-09-28 10:14:19 AM  
We will see what happens when Steve's 4 years plan is done.
 
2012-09-28 10:15:05 AM  

MrSteve007: Wow, you know when you have Gizmodo (some of the biggest Apple shills out there) calling out Apple's PR for blatantly distorting reality and calling out specific journalists for being full of sparkly Apple lies, the end must be nigh.

/updated my iPad 2 to IOS6.
//maps no longer displays any traffic in the Seattle area.
///it also farked up my mom's iPhone 4 something major (missing icons, slower performance, etc)


The author of the article is Newsweek Technology Editor Dan Lyons (c/p FTA), who did the secret diary of fake Steve Jobs. I think this is Gizmodo trolling their own fan base for clicks.
 
2012-09-28 10:18:35 AM  

jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?


Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.
 
2012-09-28 10:20:02 AM  
Tim Cook surprisingly apologized for the shiatty maps app today.
 
2012-09-28 10:20:07 AM  

MasterPython: We will see what happens when Steve's 4 years plan is done.


He rises from the grave on the 5th year?
 
2012-09-28 10:21:40 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.


2/10
 
2012-09-28 10:22:55 AM  
When did Gizmodo grow a pair?
 
2012-09-28 10:23:15 AM  

jcb274: Is there a good source for exactly where people are having problems?


A few notable local examples to me are - in Dublin, there is an airport where there is no airport, Dublin Zoo has moved into the city centre and Cork city has relocated itself to a Dublin suburb.
 
2012-09-28 10:24:08 AM  
Is this Maps thing really that big a deal anyway? At this point if your head is so firmly lodged up your ass that you staunchly refuse to buy one phone or another based solely on who made it something as inconsequential as being routed to the local fishmonger instead of a nearby Starbucks probably isn't going to change anything.

People don't buy Apple products because they're quality products. People buy Apple products because they're fashion accessories. Functionally, there is little significant difference between any given high-end Android phone and the latest iPhone release. There are apps that suck on the iPhone and apps that suck on Android. You're going to get largely the same experience on either though, on the average.

I do enjoy watching the True Believers flip the fark out and start screaming their fool heads off every time anything goes wrong with one or the other though. It's always amusing to watch people argue so vociferously over which little plastic box with fart apps is the "best" little plastic box with fart apps on this particular day....

/ I will probably never buy an iPhone
// because I only replace my phone when I absolutely have to, and that usually doesn't happen to coincide with the latest iPhone release meaning the latest iPhone, with it's much slower release schedule, is usually technically inferior to whatever top tier Android phone happens to be launching at the particular hour I'm in the Verizon store
 
2012-09-28 10:24:46 AM  
"Some people are still positive about Apple, and therefore reality distortion and furthermore."

Gizmodo has been insufferable for like a while now. It seems like they got a lot of flak for being so pro-Apple that they've overcorrected and they've been riding this maps thing like it's their one key to salvation.
 
2012-09-28 10:26:40 AM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.

2/10


Really? Please point out where anything in my statement is incorrect.
 
2012-09-28 10:27:08 AM  

jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?



Read the BBC report. The photo comparisons are hilarious.

BBC

It's like Apple jumped back to 2002,
 
2012-09-28 10:27:10 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.


I'm not on board with 2/10 guy, but are you saying that now if you use your iPhone as a GPS you're running the risk of it being correct or that anyone who has ever used an iPhone as a GPS has run this risk?
 
2012-09-28 10:29:35 AM  

Cormee: jcb274: Is there a good source for exactly where people are having problems?

A few notable local examples to me are - in Dublin, there is an airport where there is no airport, Dublin Zoo has moved into the city centre and Cork city has relocated itself to a Dublin suburb.



Poor old Shakespeare had his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon eradicated from existence.
 
2012-09-28 10:30:31 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: People don't buy Apple products because they're quality products.


Software developer here. I buy Apple products because they are quality. In my opinion, there is no better development environment on Earth.

/New maps app works fine for me, but obviously it's broken for many
//Also maps.google.com works fine in Safari if you prefer the old one
 
2012-09-28 10:30:48 AM  

Cormee: jcb274: Is there a good source for exactly where people are having problems?

A few notable local examples to me are - in Dublin, there is an airport where there is no airport, Dublin Zoo has moved into the city centre and Cork city has relocated itself to a Dublin suburb.


Thanks. You're the only person who has given an example where this has been a real problem. I think so far where I drive it's more likely to be correct than my 3 year old garmin map and it was a free upgrade so, I think I'm ok with this.
 
2012-09-28 10:30:50 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.

2/10

Really? Please point out where anything in my statement is incorrect.


You're insinuating people will be harmed because of faulty iPhone directions. I realize you're very much personally invested in this topic, but get a grip man.
 
2012-09-28 10:31:57 AM  

jcb274: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.

I'm not on board with 2/10 guy, but are you saying that now if you use your iPhone as a GPS you're running the risk of it being correct or that anyone who has ever used an iPhone as a GPS has run this risk?


Just with the updated maps app. If you have not updated, you might want hold off until Apple fixes the maps app.
 
2012-09-28 10:33:04 AM  

jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad?


The CEO just apologized for it, so yes.

But I'm sure the faithful will simply brand him an "iHater", and say he's just mad because he bought an Android phone.
 
2012-09-28 10:33:59 AM  

jcb274: Is there a good source for exactly where people are having problems? CNET was awesomely (not) useful with their enraging slide show containing issues if you live in the Cayman Islands, Chile, or you care that some satellite images aren't rendered well. If I lived in the Cayman Islands, I would probably be outraged. But, again, is there anything I actually need to worry about that actually outweighs the turn-by-turn feature?


A friend of mine requested a journey to Dartmoor, and the route didn't end at the final location. A journalist in London found 2 businesses at the same address, neither of which were there. Solihull an Stratford (large towns) disappeared, various train stations in the wrong place.

The Maps problems, at present aren't just a few obscure users finding a few quirks. Every mapping system has those, everyone expects a degree of errors. But it doesn't have to go too high before people find an alternative.

The worst part is that there are errors that didn't really need much human intervention. I'm pretty sure that London Transport's list of stations would be bang-up-to-date, so why didn't Apple use them?
 
2012-09-28 10:34:08 AM  
Hear that? 20 million fanboids just had an orgasm.
 
2012-09-28 10:38:12 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle:
/ I will probably never buy an iPhone
// because I only replace my phone when I absolutely have to, and that usually doesn't happen to coincide with the latest iPhone release meaning the latest iPhone, with it's much slower release schedule, is usually technically inferior to whatever top tier Android phone happens to be launching at the particular hour I'm in the Verizon store


Have you seen the graphs? You must have not seen the graphs. The graphs don't lie. Careful with that kingd of talk or you may summon the graph master.
 
2012-09-28 10:39:51 AM  
Isn't the simple truth here that Google has spent hundreds of millions curating top quality satellite photography (including renting the satellites themselves to make personal passes for them), done tens of thousands of additional high-level plane reconnaissance photography trips over the major urban areas of the world, put in millions of man-hours doing street level views, and hired the very best cartographers in the world the finesse their software...all over the course of 10 years?

Apple just bought a load of old cloudy satellite data and jammed it together with some sub-Tomtom feed.


This isn't something that can just be "fixed", it needs hundreds of millions in investment and one hell of a lot of time.
 
2012-09-28 10:40:01 AM  
The app sucks bad, I'm not updating my iPhone until something is fixed.

The more I read about Apple, the more I wish I hadn't bought an iPhone.

I haven't read much about Steve Jobs, is this his "legacy"? Or is this how the others in the Company wanted to run it....
 
2012-09-28 10:40:52 AM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.

2/10

Really? Please point out where anything in my statement is incorrect.

You're insinuating people will be harmed because of faulty iPhone directions. I realize you're very much personally invested in this topic, but get a grip man.


Saying that driving directions may be incorrect is not inferring that anyone is going to be physically harmed. 
Of course, that's not counting your obvious butthurt over a flawed iApp.
 
2012-09-28 10:42:27 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Saying that driving directions may be incorrect is not inferring that anyone is going to be physically harmed. 
Of course, that's not counting your obvious butthurt over a flawed iApp.


1. I never said anyone would be injured.
2. How is calling out a troll the same as butthurt?
3. Why do you keep assuming I don't use Android myself?
 
2012-09-28 10:47:06 AM  

Lego_Addict: The app sucks bad, I'm not updating my iPhone until something is fixed.

The more I read about Apple, the more I wish I hadn't bought an iPhone.

I haven't read much about Steve Jobs, is this his "legacy"? Or is this how the others in the Company wanted to run it....


I dunno. It sounds like there are lots of labeling issues. Like if you were to plug in an address you'd probably be ok. And no one in this thread has pointed out an issue in the US yet. Not that it's not a concern in Europe, it just appears to be less of one here. Like I said, I upgraded, it represents an improvement for me, so I'm fine with it.

If anything, pretending an issue isn't an issue while quietly fixing it is Steve Jobs-esque. But, it's hard to say whether he would have signed off on releasing an integrated app with known glitches or just held off on releasing it until it was perfect. If anything, Tim Cook apologizing is a new (improved) twist.
 
2012-09-28 10:52:19 AM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.

2/10

Really? Please point out where anything in my statement is incorrect.

You're insinuating people will be harmed because of faulty iPhone directions. I realize you're very much personally invested in this topic, but get a grip man.


Nooo, he's insinuating they're taking the chance that their driving directions will be very wrong, when what it replaced had much higher accuracy.
 
2012-09-28 10:53:37 AM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Saying that driving directions may be incorrect is not inferring that anyone is going to be physically harmed. 
Of course, that's not counting your obvious butthurt over a flawed iApp.

1. I never said anyone would be injured.
2. How is calling out a troll the same as butthurt?
3. Why do you keep assuming I don't use Android myself?


Your quote:

You're insinuating people will be harmed because of faulty iPhone directions. I realize you're very much personally invested in this topic, but get a grip man.

Pointing out a problem with an app is not trolling.
Although I don't have an iPhone, I do use other Apple products (posted from my MacBook Pro)
I'm just calling out Apple for over selling and under delivering on the maps app.
 
2012-09-28 10:58:01 AM  

wingnut396: Have you seen the graphs? You must have not seen the graphs. The graphs don't lie. Careful with that kingd of talk or you may summon the graph master.


Oh, great. Now I'm having flashbacks to the old ATI vs nVidia slap fights that retards used to get into on Slashdot back in the day....
 
2012-09-28 11:01:38 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: wingnut396: Have you seen the graphs? You must have not seen the graphs. The graphs don't lie. Careful with that kingd of talk or you may summon the graph master.

Oh, great. Now I'm having flashbacks to the old ATI vs nVidia slap fights that retards used to get into on Slashdot back in the day....


The names of the blogs have changed, everything else remains the same.
 
2012-09-28 11:03:57 AM  
I love when iFanatics fly off the handle and attack Android users for the iPhone's shortcomings. Face it, both phones have good and bad points, and biatching about your own phone's drawback vis-a-vis the competing phone is both bizarre, and the most soul-rendingly sad form of dickwaving this side of truck nuts.

Also, iFanatics need to stop with the headache inducing proselytizing. Some people just like Androids better.
 
2012-09-28 11:08:41 AM  
Next person to take a "brave stand" against invisible "iFanatics" gets a goddamned cucumber to the back of the dome
 
2012-09-28 11:12:55 AM  
Hey, stop all this bickering. This is FARK, kicking dead horses is something that has always been done here.

So, there's that.
 
2012-09-28 11:16:56 AM  
I love it when Fandroids fly off the handle and attack iPhone users for the Android's shortcomings. Face it, both phones have good and bad points, and biatching about your own phone's drawback vis-a-vis the competing phone is both bizarre, and the most soul-rendingly sad form of dickwaving this side of truck nuts.

Also, Fandroids need to stop with the headache inducing proselytizing. Some people just like iPhones better.
 
2012-09-28 11:21:26 AM  
Given the choice between Apple Maps and actual geography, I prefer Apple Maps' version of reality.

I mean, if I use Maps to find a hospital and it guides me to an empty lot, maybe it means the hospital should be there instead of where it currently is.

If it weren't for Apple basically inventing the modern smartphone, I'd be writing this post on a horrible Nokia flip phone.

So maybe you haters should consider that reality needs to conform to Apple, not the other way around.

Sent from my iPhone
 
2012-09-28 11:27:41 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Given the choice between Apple Maps and actual geography, I prefer Apple Maps' version of reality.

I mean, if I use Maps to find a hospital and it guides me to an empty lot, maybe it means the hospital should be there instead of where it currently is.

If it weren't for Apple basically inventing the modern smartphone, I'd be writing this post on a horrible Nokia flip phone.

So maybe you haters should consider that reality needs to conform to Apple, not the other way around.

Sent from my iPhone



Exactly. When Apple release the last gen Shuffle, the metal tube with no buttons, I was initially irritated that I couldn't use my own earbuds then jogging else have no controls.

Then I realised what an arrogant doofus I was for wanting to control my music and hear it at the same time. Now I jog either with the Apple earphones, with full control music but the buds bouncing around my knees, or my own earbuds, held beautifully in my ears but silent and no way to turn it on.

Expecting to do both is such a childish fanroidy sort of thing.
 
2012-09-28 11:28:28 AM  

YouWinAgainGravity: I love it when Fandroids fly off the handle and attack iPhone users for the Android's shortcomings. Face it, both phones have good and bad points, and biatching about your own phone's drawback vis-a-vis the competing phone is both bizarre, and the most soul-rendingly sad form of dickwaving this side of truck nuts.

Also, Fandroids need to stop with the headache inducing proselytizing. Some people just like iPhones better.


False equivalence is false because open platform and no universal OTA upgrades and furthermore near-field communication.

Hipster.
 
2012-09-28 11:29:20 AM  
I've posted this before and I'll post it again: I've now submitted more than 40 Apple Maps errors within a few miles of my house. It's really sad how "off" they are.

If I have some free time this weekend I'm going to take a wider view of St. Louis just to see if I can break the triple digit error submission mark.
 
2012-09-28 11:39:04 AM  

taoistlumberjak: I love when iFanatics fly off the handle and attack Android users for the iPhone's shortcomings. Face it, both phones have good and bad points, and biatching about your own phone's drawback vis-a-vis the competing phone is both bizarre, and the most soul-rendingly sad form of dickwaving this side of truck nuts.


THIS

I'm an Android user and I recognise it's shortcomings...

battery life is shorter
docks aren't as good
they aren't as pretty looking
if you want to be protected from the big bad world, they're not as good
the UI is probably slightly clunkier
lower 2nd hand values
updates are less consistent

It's when people bullshiat and lie, or try to make mountains out of molehills that I get pissed off, but then I've always hated that with tech wars.

I don't have an Android tattoo, I just use my Nexus phone because I prefer it. The problem for fanboys is that because they see technology through the prism of cultish behaviour, that's how they assume everyone else sees technology.

If Apple made an iPhone that:-

1. Allowed side-loading of apps
2. Was similarly priced to Android
3. Had improved integration with other services
4. Had better transit maps and sorted out their maps (transit maps IS a big deal to me)

I'd seriously look at getting one.

I use technology to get paid and laid, and I want it to be easy to use. I ain't paying money for something to do a job when something else will do it cheaper.
 
2012-09-28 11:41:48 AM  

mjohnson71: I've posted this before and I'll post it again: I've now submitted more than 40 Apple Maps errors within a few miles of my house. It's really sad how "off" they are.

If I have some free time this weekend I'm going to take a wider view of St. Louis just to see if I can break the triple digit error submission mark.


OMG why do you have to be so negative and call them ERRORS?!

If you hate Apple so much go buy a horrible Android phone then.

I think it's great that Apple is allowing its dedicated users to help make its devices and apps even more insanely great. I am so incredibly proud to be a part of this community. This is true democracy and you don't get that from Android. With Apple, products are made for users. With Google, users are the product. Why can't you see that?

I am just so upset I can't type any more because tears of anger are blurring my view of my usually razor sharp Retina display.

Sent from my iPhone
 
2012-09-28 11:43:33 AM  

mjohnson71: I've posted this before and I'll post it again: I've now submitted more than 40 Apple Maps errors within a few miles of my house. It's really sad how "off" they are.

If I have some free time this weekend I'm going to take a wider view of St. Louis just to see if I can break the triple digit error submission mark.


Try not to get lost.
 
2012-09-28 11:45:51 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: wingnut396: Have you seen the graphs? You must have not seen the graphs. The graphs don't lie. Careful with that kingd of talk or you may summon the graph master.

Oh, great. Now I'm having flashbacks to the old ATI vs nVidia slap fights that retards used to get into on Slashdot back in the day....


This also mirrors the good ol' days of Sega v Nintendo, Sony v Microsoft, etc. I'll admit to taking part in console flame wars back in the day when I was vested in my particular system. Thankfully I was able to move beyond that and see that both sides do offer some good things. There's no reason you can't use whichever you like best without feeling you have to defend your choice. You like Apple stuff? Great, more power to you! Think Android is awesomesauce?. Awesome, I won't stand in your way.

/screw nVidia though, seriously... had two of their cards die after driver updates
 
2012-09-28 12:02:09 PM  
As far as I can tell, the Reality Distortion Field IS gone. The iPhone 5 is a huge disappointment for the hype - I don't think Steve would have approved. The iPhone 5 is simply more like Android - without the maps. I think each major iteration of iPhone before this had something new to offer that consumers really liked. This version just...doesn't.
 
2012-09-28 12:08:42 PM  
"SELL! SELL! SELL!"



Apple lives on a rollercoaster. It sells essentially 4 products. If it screws up one of those products for an iteration, your retirement fund is imploding. We're at yet another peak, with a long drop below.
 
2012-09-28 12:11:03 PM  

tortilla burger: The iPhone 5 is simply more like Android - without the maps.


You have to yank the battery every 3 days when it locks up?
 
2012-09-28 12:12:49 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Saying that driving directions may be incorrect is not inferring that anyone is going to be physically harmed. 
Of course, that's not counting your obvious butthurt over a flawed iApp.

1. I never said anyone would be injured.
2. How is calling out a troll the same as butthurt?
3. Why do you keep assuming I don't use Android myself?

Your quote:

You're insinuating people will be harmed because of faulty iPhone directions. I realize you're very much personally invested in this topic, but get a grip man.

Pointing out a problem with an app is not trolling.
Although I don't have an iPhone, I do use other Apple products (posted from my MacBook Pro)
I'm just calling out Apple for over selling and under delivering on the maps app.


You've been whining about iPhone Maps all farking week and you don't even have an iPhone. That's farking trollin' bruh.

While it would be nice to have an actual discussion, like we did in the Nexus thread yesterday, your ilk come in here and take shiat after shiat.
 
2012-09-28 12:12:53 PM  

tortilla burger: As far as I can tell, the Reality Distortion Field IS gone. The iPhone 5 is a huge disappointment for the hype - I don't think Steve would have approved. The iPhone 5 is simply more like Android - without the maps. I think each major iteration of iPhone before this had something new to offer that consumers really liked. This version just...doesn't.


We've also reached the point where there ain't much more to add to phones. That affects all phone makers. Over the past 5 years, the chips became small enough, fast enough, cheap enough, that things that weren't possible before like GPS, browsers and wifi become possible. But then what do you do? Faster processor? To what end? You're going to be zipping through javascript, but your TCP/IP stack is still going to be sitting there waiting for data to arrive. It's like owning a Ferrari for a daily commute - you won't get there any faster than a Toyota.
 
2012-09-28 12:34:47 PM  
You couldn't figure out how to work one of Apple Maps' comically terrible warped satellite images into a blog post about "reality distortion"? You went with a screencap from Inception instead?

Lazy.
 
2012-09-28 12:36:01 PM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Saying that driving directions may be incorrect is not inferring that anyone is going to be physically harmed. 
Of course, that's not counting your obvious butthurt over a flawed iApp.

1. I never said anyone would be injured.
2. How is calling out a troll the same as butthurt?
3. Why do you keep assuming I don't use Android myself?

Your quote:

You're insinuating people will be harmed because of faulty iPhone directions. I realize you're very much personally invested in this topic, but get a grip man.

Pointing out a problem with an app is not trolling.
Although I don't have an iPhone, I do use other Apple products (posted from my MacBook Pro)
I'm just calling out Apple for over selling and under delivering on the maps app.

You've been whining about iPhone Maps all farking week and you don't even have an iPhone. That's farking trollin' bruh.

While it would be nice to have an actual discussion, like we did in the Nexus thread yesterday, your ilk come in here and take shiat after shiat.


Seriously, all I posted was; 'Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.'

All of which are true.

Now, to the ignore list with you.
 
2012-09-28 12:43:02 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Seriously, all I posted was; 'Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.'
All of which are true.


Wow. So you're not only a threadshiatter, but also too cowardly to admit it.
 
2012-09-28 12:51:49 PM  

Night Night Cream Puff: Thankfully I was able to move beyond that and see that both sides do offer some good things. There's no reason you can't use whichever you like best without feeling you have to defend your choice.


YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH. THE SUPER NINTENDO OWNED SEGA'S UGLY ASS FACE!
 
2012-09-28 12:52:48 PM  

digistil: Wow. So you're not only a threadshiatter, but also too cowardly to admit it.


Dude, you're just trying way too hard. A good troll is subtle... elegant. When you troll people right, they wont be sure they've been trolled at all...
 
2012-09-28 12:54:09 PM  
Engadget have just release the most ludicrous bum-licking editorial.

Seems Apple's Potemkin techblogs are splintering into factions.
 
2012-09-28 12:55:31 PM  
The hype: If your are a serious map user, you should be upset with Apple replacing Google Maps.

Reality: If you are a serious map user, you were not using the iOS Google Maps app in the first place. Continue to use what you were using.

Yeah, maps are farked up and Apple should have done better. However, it replaces a barely usable app in the first place.
 
2012-09-28 12:59:01 PM  

Bungles: Engadget have just release the most ludicrous bum-licking editorial.

Seems Apple's Potemkin techblogs are splintering into factions.


Is nobody allowed to have any non-negative Apple coverage now?
 
2012-09-28 01:02:11 PM  

Honest Bender: Holy crap! We get it. Apple maps sucks. I'm not particularly fond of Apple, but enough is enough. You can argue that it's Google's fault because google wouldn't give Apple everything they wanted. Or maybe Google couldn't give Apple everything they wanted. Or Maybe apple just hates google. Or maybe Google wanted to rape Apple of their customer information. Bla Bla Bla.

Who. Cares. We've heard it all before. Yes, Apple is trying to spin this to their favor. BIG OL' DUH! What more is there to say?


You know how I know you're retarded?

It is your fault you got raped because you wouldn't give sex to your attacker!
 
2012-09-28 01:03:52 PM  

LasersHurt: Bungles: Engadget have just release the most ludicrous bum-licking editorial.

Seems Apple's Potemkin techblogs are splintering into factions.

Is nobody allowed to have any non-negative Apple coverage now?



Serious tech sites (or at least tech sites that once were serious) can't produce absurd editorials (mainly for click-bait) and not expect to be mocked, no.

Everybody knows perfectly well that is this map fiasco was reversed, Engadget would be mocking Android every which way from Sunday.

Engadget's hand is stick clamped around Jobs' cold clammy manflute. Apparently Gizmodo has let go.
 
2012-09-28 01:04:08 PM  

Bungles: Gizmodo mocking the Apple distorition field.

Gizmodo.

GIZ-FARKING-MODO


This. I kept checking the whole way through to see if the article was a joke or something. Gizmodo shoves iPhones up their butt they love them so much.

Even a lot of fanboys have called the iPhone 5 terrible.
 
2012-09-28 01:04:49 PM  

Bungles: LasersHurt: Bungles: Engadget have just release the most ludicrous bum-licking editorial.

Seems Apple's Potemkin techblogs are splintering into factions.

Is nobody allowed to have any non-negative Apple coverage now?


Serious tech sites (or at least tech sites that once were serious) can't produce absurd editorials (mainly for click-bait) and not expect to be mocked, no.

Everybody knows perfectly well that is this map fiasco was reversed, Engadget would be mocking Android every which way from Sunday.

Engadget's hand is stick clamped around Jobs' cold clammy manflute. Apparently Gizmodo has let go.


"Everyone" doesn't know that. You think that. Small difference.
 
2012-09-28 01:07:14 PM  

roflmaonow: Tim Cook surprisingly apologized for the shiatty maps app today.


This.

All future iPhones will be powered by Jobs spinning in his grave over it.
 
2012-09-28 01:07:41 PM  

LasersHurt: Bungles: LasersHurt: Bungles: Engadget have just release the most ludicrous bum-licking editorial.

Seems Apple's Potemkin techblogs are splintering into factions.

Is nobody allowed to have any non-negative Apple coverage now?


Serious tech sites (or at least tech sites that once were serious) can't produce absurd editorials (mainly for click-bait) and not expect to be mocked, no.

Everybody knows perfectly well that is this map fiasco was reversed, Engadget would be mocking Android every which way from Sunday.

Engadget's hand is stick clamped around Jobs' cold clammy manflute. Apparently Gizmodo has let go.

"Everyone" doesn't know that. You think that. Small difference.



I, along with Engadget's entire commenting base, apparently.
 
2012-09-28 01:10:45 PM  

Honest Bender: digistil: Wow. So you're not only a threadshiatter, but also too cowardly to admit it.

Dude, you're just trying way too hard. A good troll is subtle... elegant. When you troll people right, they wont be sure they've been trolled at all...


Again, calling out a bloompkin isn't trolling.

/next you're going to say Apple has a patent for round corners or Obama is a socialist Muslim.
 
2012-09-28 01:15:26 PM  

Bullseyed: You know how I know you're retarded?

It is your fault you got raped because you wouldn't give sex to your attacker!


Apple was totally cool with Google sexing them up right up until Google tried to slip it in the back door. Now all of a sudden Apple doesn't want anything to do with Google. Google is all, "Hey baby, come on. I slipped. I'm sorry. Let's just go back to the way things was." And Apple is all, "Nuh uh! I'mma get my OWN maps."
 
2012-09-28 01:41:22 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: // because I only replace my phone when I absolutely have to, and that usually doesn't happen to coincide with the latest iPhone release meaning the latest iPhone, with it's much slower release schedule, is usually technically inferior to whatever top tier Android phone happens to be launching at the particular hour I'm in the Verizon store


This is a big part of why Android gains share. If Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Apple released one phone a year around the same time, they'd all be pretty close. But since everyone but Apple releases multiple phones whenever they please, the Android phone is always the most technologically advanced phone available. Apple would have a little window of being ahead right after their phone releases if they actually did anything new. Unfortunately for Apple users, the iPhone has been playing catch up for years.
 
2012-09-28 02:20:47 PM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Seriously, all I posted was; 'Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.'
All of which are true.

Wow. So you're not only a threadshiatter, but also too cowardly to admit it.


I don't know what you saw in other threads, but the post that raged your ire in this thread was actually factually correct, and not very emotionally charged. From a 3rd party persepective... you're the one trolling him.
 
2012-09-28 02:21:00 PM  

Bullseyed: Apple would have a little window of being ahead right after their phone releases if they actually did anything new


But it's taller! There's room for another row of icons!
 
2012-09-28 02:21:04 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Is this Maps thing really that big a deal anyway? At this point if your head is so firmly lodged up your ass that you staunchly refuse to buy one phone or another based solely on who made it something as inconsequential as being routed to the local fishmonger instead of a nearby Starbucks probably isn't going to change anything.

People don't buy Apple products because they're quality products. People buy Apple products because they're fashion accessories. Functionally, there is little significant difference between any given high-end Android phone and the latest iPhone release. There are apps that suck on the iPhone and apps that suck on Android. You're going to get largely the same experience on either though, on the average.

I do enjoy watching the True Believers flip the fark out and start screaming their fool heads off every time anything goes wrong with one or the other though. It's always amusing to watch people argue so vociferously over which little plastic box with fart apps is the "best" little plastic box with fart apps on this particular day....

/ I will probably never buy an iPhone
// because I only replace my phone when I absolutely have to, and that usually doesn't happen to coincide with the latest iPhone release meaning the latest iPhone, with it's much slower release schedule, is usually technically inferior to whatever top tier Android phone happens to be launching at the particular hour I'm in the Verizon store


You are refreshing. I like you.
 
2012-09-28 02:27:19 PM  
Why does anyone take Gizmodo seriously? Look at the putz who wrote this article. He's a paid shill and "water-carrier" for the anti-Apple propaganda machine, and there he is pointing out some guys he thinks do the same job for Apple. Does he think that gives him any credibility at all?

Hey idiot, if we can't believe what they're saying, then we can't believe you either.
 
2012-09-28 02:42:08 PM  
digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jcb274: Maybe I haven't been following this story well, but is the app really that bad? Let me preface this by saying that I'm lazy, so if something has features I like and it takes no effort to use, I like it. With that said, the interface is almost identical (you interact in pretty much the same way as the old one). The map itself looks fine. And it has turn-by-turn directions built in. Am I missing some horrible flaw where the addition of a feature that I really appreciate is outweighed by some issue?

Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.

2/10


The truth is considered trolling? I guess it would to an iDrone.
 
2012-09-28 02:45:54 PM  
Vegan Meat Popsicle:

I do enjoy watching the True Believers flip the fark out and start screaming their fool heads off every time anything goes wrong with one or the other though. It's always amusing to watch people argue so vociferously over which little plastic box with fart apps is the "best" little plastic box with fart apps on this particular day...

They flip out more whenever anyone dares to make a negative comment about Apple or it's products. As a group they are a bunch of whining cry babies. Many of them can't handle the fact that some people might want a product that doesn't have the Apple brand on it.
 
2012-09-28 02:49:23 PM  

Lego_Addict: The app sucks bad, I'm not updating my iPhone until something is fixed.

The more I read about Apple, the more I wish I hadn't bought an iPhone.

I haven't read much about Steve Jobs, is this his "legacy"? Or is this how the others in the Company wanted to run it....


Jobs wanted to burn down the Google headquarters and execute all of Google's employees for "stealing his phone" so yeah, this is pretty in line with what he would have wanted.

The quality of the Apple product on the other hand... probably not so much. He may have waited longer before releasing Apple Maps.
 
2012-09-28 02:53:08 PM  

jcb274: Lego_Addict: The app sucks bad, I'm not updating my iPhone until something is fixed.

The more I read about Apple, the more I wish I hadn't bought an iPhone.

I haven't read much about Steve Jobs, is this his "legacy"? Or is this how the others in the Company wanted to run it....

I dunno. It sounds like there are lots of labeling issues. Like if you were to plug in an address you'd probably be ok. And no one in this thread has pointed out an issue in the US yet. Not that it's not a concern in Europe, it just appears to be less of one here. Like I said, I upgraded, it represents an improvement for me, so I'm fine with it.

If anything, pretending an issue isn't an issue while quietly fixing it is Steve Jobs-esque. But, it's hard to say whether he would have signed off on releasing an integrated app with known glitches or just held off on releasing it until it was perfect. If anything, Tim Cook apologizing is a new (improved) twist.


It is an upgrade for you because of how terribly behind Apple is regarding navigation on phone. To have a GPS on your Apple phone you either had to use Google Maps and orientate the phone like a compass to get directions or buy a third party app from Garmin or something.

Every Android phones comes with two GPS apps. First, they have Google Navigation, which is related to Google Maps, but better. Second, they have the navi for whatever phone manufacturer/carrier. (VZ Navigator, Telenav GPS, etc).
 
2012-09-28 02:54:14 PM  
farkeruk: I'm an Android user and I recognise it's shortcomings...

True, and the same can be said about the users of other non-Apple products. Fort the past couple of decades other users have put up with iFans bashing anything non-Apple without complaint, yet Apple is supposed to be above criticism.
 
2012-09-28 03:18:37 PM  
They flip out more whenever anyone dares to make a positive comment about Apple or it is products. As a group they are a bunch of whining cry babies. Many of them can't handle the fact that some people might want a product that has the Apple brand on it.
 
2012-09-28 03:28:05 PM  

Latinwolf: farkeruk: I'm an Android user and I recognise it's shortcomings...

True, and the same can be said about the users of other non-Apple products. Fort the past couple of decades other users have put up with iFans bashing anything non-Apple without complaint, yet Apple is supposed to be above criticism.


That's right. The fandroids have been completely silent until now.
 
2012-09-28 03:49:30 PM  

hbomb1129: You are refreshing. I like you.


Stick around long enough and I can probably fix that.
 
2012-09-28 04:39:13 PM  
ROFL, look at the crApple fanboys Flail to defend there ovrpriced Hipster purchase

sorry crApple fans but Lord Job$ did not invent GPS or Navigation. Droid has had these features For years. Oh but I now nothing existd until crApple invented it.

This is the final nail in crApple's coffin. The only people left buying there inferior garbage are Fanboys obsessed with Brand loyalty. Everyone else has wised up to there Shiny overpriced paperweights, and a reckoninf is comng.

Droid is freedom.
Droid us security.
Droid is the Invovation sweeping the world and changing how we use Technology.
 
2012-09-28 05:34:53 PM  

The most bizarre thing is this years line up with what they've done to the Nano.

Last gen was an ingenious little doodad, and I think one of the greatest things Apple has produced. It was spearheading a whole niche the smart watches, and was hugely popular. It promised great things in the future.

www.couchavenue.com


And now it's become this, a weird Nokia ripoff, and totally unwatchifiable. What in god's name were they thinking? What market is this for that isn't already saturated?

static.trustedreviews.com
 
2012-09-28 06:25:35 PM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Saying that driving directions may be incorrect is not inferring that anyone is going to be physically harmed. 
Of course, that's not counting your obvious butthurt over a flawed iApp.

1. I never said anyone would be injured.
2. How is calling out a troll the same as butthurt?
3. Why do you keep assuming I don't use Android myself?




AVG posted:
Apple hyped the maps app, and it's flawed.
People that use their iPhones for GPS are pretty much taking chances with driving directions being incorrect.




You replied:
You're insinuating people will be harmed because of faulty iPhone directions. I realize you're very much personally invested in this topic, but get a grip man.



"Harmed" isn't "injured"?
 
2012-09-28 06:32:17 PM  

wildcardjack: Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field brought to you by RadioShack

Because if there's anyone that knows about distorting reality, it's RadioShack.

/Go out of business already.

Radio Shack is the only place you can go when you need a 2n3904 transistor or a 500ma 5x20 fuse. They've cut way back on the variety of parts they stock, but there is absolutely nowhere else to walk in and buy them retail. Being able to tell a customer that I'll be back in 20 minutes with the part to fix their 30 year old $50,000 piece of equipment that the manufacturer doesn't support anymore and is costing them money while it's down: Priceless
 
2012-09-28 08:38:10 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle:
YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH. THE SUPER NINTENDO OWNED SEGA'S UGLY ASS FACE!


HOW DARE YOU, SIR? IF YOU EVEN BEGIN TO SAY THAT COKE IS BETTER THAN PEPSI WE WILL HAVE WORDS!

1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2012-09-28 08:57:33 PM  

Flint Ironstag: "Harmed" isn't "injured"?


Injured falls under harmed.

Harmed is not limited to injured.
 
2012-09-29 03:38:58 AM  

farkeruk: tortilla burger: As far as I can tell, the Reality Distortion Field IS gone. The iPhone 5 is a huge disappointment for the hype - I don't think Steve would have approved. The iPhone 5 is simply more like Android - without the maps. I think each major iteration of iPhone before this had something new to offer that consumers really liked. This version just...doesn't.

We've also reached the point where there ain't much more to add to phones. That affects all phone makers. Over the past 5 years, the chips became small enough, fast enough, cheap enough, that things that weren't possible before like GPS, browsers and wifi become possible. But then what do you do? Faster processor? To what end? You're going to be zipping through javascript, but your TCP/IP stack is still going to be sitting there waiting for data to arrive. It's like owning a Ferrari for a daily commute - you won't get there any faster than a Toyota.


I would like a stylus with my smartphone so I can poke things on the screen more effectively than with a big dry/cold finger (hey, it's chilly in the mornings here!) I would also like to be able to scribble notes to myself without clunking in text or do mspaint-esque drawings for my rage comics and general amusement. I would like a place to store that stylus so it's always with my phone and I don't lose it.

But I know that's a pipe dream.

And having a digital keyboard projected onto a desk/table so I can type fast? That's just freaky Star Trek stuff man.
 
2012-09-29 04:25:48 PM  
cuzsis : I would like a stylus with my smartphone

Then buy one, they make ones that work with capacitive touch screens.

There are also apps that allow you to scribble notes (like evernote).

// I've tried both, but at the end of the day, I got better typing on those virtual keyboards with their auto correct, so went back to thumbing.
 
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