After losing out on its new Maps app, Apple has become the much preferred topic of satire all over. Following Samsung’s spoof on Apple’s iPhone 5 in a print ad, it’s now Google-Motorola Mobility, which clearly implies that Android makers do not want to lose out any opportunity to expose Apple’s weakness.
In a recent ad by Motorola Mobility, the firm mocks the troubled Apple Maps application in the latest iOS 6.
Apple Maps was rolled out Wednesday on Apple’s new iOS 6, only to follow by criticism from users. Various geographical errors and missing information were two most discussed points.
In a recent update by Motorola Mobility on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/1/+Motorola/posts/ZyD1iptjvAb), Motorola names Apple’s latest device as iLost in comparison with its recently unveiled Motorola Droid Razr M.
The iPhone 5 in the picture has the Apple Maps with vague and unclear information, while Google Maps on the Razr M has detailed and precise information.
The ad clearly says, “Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.”
The next day, Motorola stresses one more advantage that Google Maps has over Apple’s latest. It says, “Google Maps reports live traffic in green, yellow, and red to be as helpful as possible so you don’t feel #iLost planning your trip.”
Apple promoted its 4-inch iPhone 5 as a device that clearly fits in users’ hands, Motorola strikes at that too and says, “The real world that’s fit for your hands” with focus on ‘real’ with italics.
Apple Maps replaced Google Maps in its latest iPhone 5, which went on sale 21st Sept., and was sold-out the same day. Apple has reportedly sold 2 million models of iPhone 5 in just 24 hours of pre-orders, which broke the sales record of its predecessors.