The Independent Voice of Southern Methodist University Since 1915

The Daily Campus

The Daily Campus

The Independent Voice of Southern Methodist University Since 1915

The Daily Campus

The Independent Voice of Southern Methodist University Since 1915

The Daily Campus

SMU professor Susanne Scholz in the West Bank in 2018.
SMU professor to return to campus after being trapped in Gaza for 12 years
Sara Hummadi, Video Editor • May 18, 2024
Instagram

Apple’s touted maps application fails to deliver

Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 last Tuesday.
AP
Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 last Tuesday.

Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 last Tuesday. (AP)

Apple has hit its iPhone users with a lot of new technology in the past week.

Following the release of the iPhone 5, Apple has introduced a new iOS 6 operating system boasting faster application programing and processing. The new Map App hoped to replace consumer favorite Google Maps but fell extremely short of expectations.

A number of accuracy errors led to initial criticism of the application. The Diaoyu Islands, which are currently engaged in a territory dispute between China and Japan, appears on the map twice under both countries. In the United Kingdom, entire towns are out of place or missing. Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, is nonexistent. St. Katherine’s Dock in London has been completely drained of water and filled with concrete.

Cities are not the only victims of faulty mapping by the app. Closed retail stores, such as Woolworths, Electronics Boutique and Our Price, are all given locations across the world.

Aldsworth Station, closed since 1904, is also listed as an open public transportation spot. Airfield House in Ireland has been mistaken for an airport when it is actually a private farm. Apple’s own store in Sydney is in the wrong location.
 

More to Discover