Apple have traditionally been famous for bringing out revolutionary products including the latest iPhone 5 and have always been known to make just the perfect entry into the market . Sadly though, its latest upgrade of iOS6 was marred by the absence of the faithful Google Maps, worse still Apple launched its own iOS Maps which suffice to say is next to useless. Critics, Fans and just about everyone were up in arms in no time and it resulted in a barrage of jibes and jabs at Apple. Within a matter of few hours thousands of articles, comics and tweets have been spawned and they are definitely getting all the attention they deserve. Here is a small round up of some of the most hilarious Comics and tweets picking on the Apple Maps. Enjoy and do share
Why iOS Maps Shipped Buggy
All Things Digital has always been on the cusp of Technology and was one of the first to put up this comic made by joyoftech.com. The comic is the brain child of Nitrozac and Snaggy. It portrays a review meeting for the iOS Maps before deployment and the folks supposed to attend the meeting are absent as they are lost.
Christopher Columbus uses IOS Maps
Internet image and humor portal 9GAG .com had its own take on the new IOS maps attributing the discovery of America to the IOS Maps
Cast Away Meme
Memes have become this generations method of expression, so it wasn’t surprising to get a ”… they said” meme dedicated to the Apple Maps. People familiar with the Oscar nominated Cast Away will know just how hilarious is the attribution of iOS maps to the misfortune of Chuck Noland ( Tom Hanks).
Star Wars Meme
Luke and party find themselves heading straight for a space station instead of the Moon all thanks to the new Apple Maps. This Meme is a little bit “out there” but it is definitely one for Star Wars Buffs to be happy with.
Following the Meme tradition even Philip J Fry of Futurama gets in on the iOS 6 Map beating with this meme. Found first on YFrog. com
Found on twitter, this Lost Meme equates the Apple Maps Development Team to the cast of famous Television series Lost. Literally Lost is the Keyword for most iOS Map users.
Motorola’s “#iLost campaign”
Following Nokia and Samsung, even Motorola has decided to take the new iPhone 5 Headon with this teaser on the Maps. Motorola even wants people to take part in the twitter #iLost stream and tweet on their little iOS Map adventure.
Samsung Tweet zinger
Not one to be left behind on an opportunity to rip on its arch rival. Samsung did this tweet for its Galaxy phone users. Clever isn’t it?
Hitler Reacts to iOS maps
Seldom has any technological product or popular trend escaped the Wrath of Hitler ( from the movie Der Untergang). Apple’s new Maps too seem to have irked Hitler.
Apple Explains iOS Maps (Parody)
Critics and Technology buffs alike were not impressed with Apple’s statement on the iOS Maps, some calling it arrogant. Apple in its own tradtion have seldom come forward and accepted any flaws in their “near perfect” devices. So it was anticipated that they would probably deny if not stave off any criticism. Made by Tom Scott this video makes a hilarious explanation “on behalf”of Apple Inc on why IOS maps are actually not flawed at all.
Amazing IOS Maps website
Barely hours after the OTA of iOS6 began, people had started spotting errors on the map. It wasn’t long before a tumblr page would be spawned to catalogue just about every perceivable error that users could find on the map. Check out http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/ for the full list of errors. Some are truly hilarious submissions.
London Tube submission
Even the offline world has taken to hitting on ioS6 maps. Seen first on the AmazingIos6Maps. This picture was submitted from the London underground taking on the IOS 6. Truly hilarious
Before we conclude here is a collection of Articles posted on various technology blogs around the world on their take on the Map Mishap.
Apocalyptical Horror Show
Gizmodo’s article takes a look at a collection of submissions on twitter that make some eeries images of the world. Check out Apples New 3D Maps turn your world into an apocalyptic horror show for more such tweets.
Good grief! Just checked route from my place to Dad’s using Apple’s new Maps app. Sends me in completely wrong direction for ten miles.
— Friends of Darwin (@friendsofdarwin) September 20, 2012
Apple ios6 maps error: says turn right and there is a no right turn… Hmmm twitter.com/bradlind/statu…
— Brad Lindenberg (@bradlind) September 20, 2012
Within hours of the upgrade twitter was abuzz with tweets from users complaining about being Lost or finding the maps utterly useless. Gizmodo makes a collection of these tweets in this article titled 17 People Apple Maps has already horribly misled
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