Apple’s iPhone 5 Maps Fail
If someone asks you for directions this week, they may have just updated to iPhone’s new operating system, iOS 6.
Apple‘s attempt at leaving Google maps in the dust has been, in internet slang, an epic fail. There’s already a blog on Tumblr dedicated to showcasing the worst examples–from the misplaced Washington Monument to satellite views that look apocalyptic.
But a rare misstep for Apple is good news for at least one man. Frank Jacobs curates a website featuring strange maps from all over. The Guardian in London had him pick some of his faves, including a map of the U.S. that looks a bit like glowing intestines. What is it charting, you ask? An incredible constellation of McDonalds restaurants, of course.
Marketplace is on a mission.
We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.
Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?