MAD magazine takes jab at Apple maps with redesigned New Yorker cover

MAD magazine has redesigned the New Yorker cover and taken a jab at Apple with its map update in iOS 6.

Apple has been under fire recently when it released iOS 6 and took away Google maps as its primary map source on its devices and replaced the navigation application with its own system.

MAD magazine stated -

"Apple’s new iOS 6 launched last week with much fanfare. But there are some bugs still to be worked out with Apple Maps, according to which Lexington Avenue is in New Jersey, the Washington Monument  has moved across the street and the Brooklyn Bridge is half under the East River. With over a half billion searches in the first few days, the new operating system is creating some unexpected problems."

Several Apple iOS users from all over have complained about the accuracy of the maps as well as the "zombie apocalypse" feel that some users received when the maps are viewed in 3D.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple released this statement today -

To our customers,

At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.

We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.

There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.

While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.

Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.


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