September 20, 2012 12:20 pm

Now Trending: How the world changed with Apple Maps


TORONTO – Social media was inundated with talk about Apple on Thursday, but this time it’s not all praise.

One of the most talked about changes in iOS 6, the Maps application, faced fierce criticism as users discovered many flaws in the application.

Apple replaced the longstanding Google Maps app and introduced a version designed by Apple itself, offering a view called “Flyover,” which provides a 3D aerial view of select major metro areas.

Frustration over lack of transit directions and poor traffic notifications were common complaints heard by iOS users; however, it was the more bizarre mistakes made in the app – such as the relocation of towns and landmarks – that took the internet by storm.

In one of the more bizarre mistakes, Apple included a previously undiscovered airport in Dublin.

Airfield, a 35-acre farm and formal garden, was designated as an airport in the application.

The Maps quickly earned their own Tumblr page titled, “The Amazing iOS 6 Maps,” and a parody Twitter account, which was promptly deleted by the social networking site, @iOS6Maps was promptly established.

Parody videos and ads started to pop up all over the web, including this mock commercial for Apple Maps.

For a closer look at how Apple’s Maps changed the world, Global News complied a comical list of Twitter references to #Applemaps.




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