Google’s Motorola Mobility’s ad used nonexistent address to get iOS 6 Maps ‘lost’

“Google’s Motorola Mobility subsidiary went looking for an address that didn’t actually exist in an effort to artificially portray Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps as deficient,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“An ad promoting Motorola’s Droid RAZR M is portrayed being able to locate an address that iOS 6 Maps directs to a wrong road name in what appears to be the wrong city,” Dilger reports. “‘Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan?’ Motorola Mobility posed on its Google+ site. ‘Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.'”

Dilger reports, “The problem, as noted by reader AMD Pettitte, is that 315 E 15th Street is not an actual address in Manhattan. A public park sits on that side of the street, making none of the block’s odd numbers a valid address. The number will never be a valid address in Manhattan… If you’re searching for an phony address that doesn’t actually exist, you’re already lost. You can’t blame Apple, and neither should Google.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Desperation.


  1. Well caught brother Dan!

    Google: DESPERATION at work.

    What’s particularly hilarious is that Google could have found plenty of actual Apple Maps blunders as examples. But when you’re DESPERATE, you’re one giant ball of blunders. Well done Google, idiots. 😛

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