There’s little question that Apple’s new Maps app introduced with iOS 6 has been poorly received. In fact, I would even go as far as saying that calling the app “poorly received” would be putting it mildly as Apple’s Maps app is the subject of ridicule by Motorola, Nokia, and so many others.
Apple had to know that moving away from Google Maps was a risky proposition, given all the time and staff Google has crafting one of the best mapping experiences the world has ever known. Still, Apple and Google are in the midst of a breakup over iOS 6 with Apple branching out and away from a reliance on Google’s feature set.
Which brings us to Motorola’s newly posted image where they ask:
Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.
Motorola posted the message and image on their Google+ and Twitter pages, making sure the message was loud and clear. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that there is a little plug for the RAZR M, and we wouldn’t be surprised if #iLost hits the trending list on Twitter sometime this weekend.
For now, Apple is certainly on the defensive over their map “situation” and while they can promise it’s a work in progress that will be improved over time, they’ve clearly made a rare Apple blunder in a big big way.