Fail: Motorola Pokes Fun at Apple Maps with Fake Address

by Todd Haselton | September 27, 2012

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Wow, phone makers will do whatever possible to put one another down. The most recent case of advertising shenanigans – other than the ones from Nokia in regards to the PureView – came when Motorola posted a new ad that suggests Maps in iOS 6 gets lost when trying to find the address 315 East 15th street in Manhattan. Sure, Android drops a pin, but that address isn’t actually for a home or business, it’s the corner of Stuyvesant Square, not far from Union Square in Manhattan.

Worse, Apple Maps actually can find the fictitious 315 East 15th Street and correctly drops a pin on the park, it just recommends actual addresses, like 314 East 15th Street, first. As AppleInsider questions, why didn’t Motorola try to find a real address that the iPhone can’t locate?

[via AppleInsider]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...