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People would just have pizza delivered to your house
Why?
Haha no. Something funnier. Maybe an airport in an ocean, or a river.
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Originally Posted by TurboMach1 View Post

have you still not realized the entire premise of that ad? putting in an established businesses address would have made the ad pointless.
I understand perfectly what they're trying to convey, but that doesn't change the fact that they still made a deceptive ad. Also no it wouldn't have as Apple Maps gets some public locations wrong too I think.
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Google Maps are the most superior on the market and Google Navigation is quite excellent on foot or by car.
Actually I thought Nokia Maps were.
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I didn't realize I wasn't allowed to expand on what you were saying. You will have to forgive me this transgression, as I just assumed, since you were allowed to expand on what 2010rig was saying. Then I would be extended the same courtesy.

All I am saying is that 2010rig wasn't looking in one the predetermined, designated 3D areas on Apple maps. Clearly he should have been looking in one of these areas. Which covers just over .5% (+/- .5%) of the population of this planet, and as a result. This is the amount of people who may find a use for 3D maps. Obviously these are not exact figures. The + .5% I extrapolated from visitors to these cities, but this figure could easily be larger. The - .5% is derived from the fact that 3D maps are not really that useful to anyone.

So as the picture was taken outside one of these designated areas. He was looking at Apple Maps wrong.
Uh? I was just wondering why you quoted me and what your point was (I assumed it was pointed at me) as I didn't know. No need to be sarcastic.

I'm just pointing out that if you turn on "3D mode" in a 2D area you can get some distorted results. The solution, is to not do that, as turning on 3D mode in a 2D area provides no benefit whatsoever.
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^ The 3D maps look really good, they just don't work very well just yet. I also don't think I'd use them productively and would be a "look this is cool" for a while kind of thing. If I really needed to get a good feel for the area or where I'm going.. StreetView all the way.
They do work quite well, it's just they cover very little of the world so far. I think Flyover trumps Street View for looking at the area you're going to.
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Apple has done the same with Siri, performance, apps, etc.
They've done what? Siri is fine, but it's a huge project (like Maps) and will take time to mature. Performance is better than ever on iOS devices, and Apple's apps are fine.
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So stop crying foul about your beloved company.
Uh I'm not. And I don't "love" Apple.
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

Not faek, just not recognized by the USPS as no-one ships styuff to a aprk.
Ah right. It's still a deceptive ad though.
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This has nothing to do with what Nokia did.

My point is, they replaced a perfectly good working maps app, with an inferior solution.
It's inferior in terms of accuracy and mapping quality right now, however it brings a few new features like Flyover (which will spread over time) and Siri-enabled Turn-by-Turn navigation, the latter two Google Maps didn't offer on iOS. Of course they don't make up for the problems, but the problems will be fixed, so until then buckle up and hold on.
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Well, Nokia didn't throw the dummy out of the pram and effectively say "we're not using Gmaps anymore cuz we fink google is copying uz waaaaaaaah". I mean, really, there was no need to fix something that wasn't broken other than the money and principal of disowning Google. Which is incredibly petty and pathetic.
They dumped Google Maps because they couldn't get Voice-enabled Turn-by-Turn navigation.
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Lol @ guy defending Apple call people sheep.

I'm not defending Apple. If you read my posts properly, you will see I said several times that Apple did a stupid thing by getting rid of Google maps. If I were an Apple sheep I would have defended them getting rid of Google maps Besides, there is a huge difference between being a sheep and defending something.
    
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Based on the headline I was expecting an actual fake address. Nothing fake about this address. The fact that they are able to tell us exactly what is at that address pretty much sinks the fake address theory Huh?

Doesn't matter that a park happens to be there instead of a residence. The 300 block of E 15th Street is a real place and google was obviously able to find it.

Just another fail Apple blog.
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Yes, it really is. It's illegal to have fake information in adverts, unless it says it's fake somewhere in the advert which Motorola didn't do. A fake address is fake information.

False information would be if they doctored the information on the screen to support their claim. Using an address that does not belong to an actualy building, but was still assigned by the town hall, is not. They are showing how the two systems interperet the data and the conclusion is that Google Maps will get you in the area where you want to be as where Apple Maps didn't even come close. That is very valuable information that sadly most consumers will miss as it shows how effective Google Maps is with partial information. The address used is a perfectly valid one to be used. Both systems were subject of the same test.

Can a mod please shut this thread down? I think it is far passed any usefull posts. The amount of rage and misinformation spewed on both sides is simply disgusting and degrades this forum. I hate to say it but I think some further ground rules for any threads relating to Apple, Samsung, Google, etc need to be put into place because almost all of them just turn into a giant blind bashing of all the companies. I am all for friendly and knowledgable debates, but to me it just seems as if things here, pertaining to this topic, have just degraded far past the point of return. Or can we at least prhibit articles from certain sources? As specific ones seem to spark more wars than others. Don't know what needs to be done, but it is frustrating to see what used to be a great place to come for technology information become degraded to nothing more than a fanboy flame war zone.
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