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Fail: Motorola Pokes Fun at Apple Maps with Fake Address

by Todd Haselton | September 27, 2012September 27, 2012 1:30 pm PST

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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...