Samsung is not the only company poking fun at Apple lately as Motorola has also released an ad lampooning Apple, the iPhone 5 and its iOS 6 maps.
Not to be left behind, Motorola has posted through its Google+ page an ad that makes fun of the troubles iOS 6 Maps has.
In the post on Google+, Motorola Mobility says:
“Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.”
The following image accompanies the post:
The Motorola Mobility Twitter account also tweeted the following:
— Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) September 22, 2012
The image promotes the Motorola RAZR M which the company dubs “The Full-Screen Phone”. It has a screen that measure 4.3 inches diagonally but a thinner bezel resulting in the device being easy to hold, the company said in its unveiling of the phone.
Apple has explained its decision to make the screen of the iPhone 5 taller saying it wanted the screen to be bigger but at the same time wanted the phone to still be easy to operate using one hand.
Apple’s decision to build its own in-house maps app to forego using Google Maps has also been controversial.
People are reporting inconsistent performance for the app and a lack of quality data on it.
It makes sense, however, for Apple to strive for less dependence on Google, a rival firm that supplies Android, the major mobile platform that’s trouncing iOS in terms of market share.
Meanwhile, Apple released the following statement to The Verge as complaints against iOS 6 maps raged. It basically said that Apple is just starting with Apple Maps and that it will improve over time.
“Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover and Siri integration, and free turn by turn navigation. We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get. We’re also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.”
So popular iOS 6 maps fails have been that several blogs [like this one] have turned up documenting its troubles.