Mad Magazine Takes A Jab At Apple Maps With A Fake New Yorker Cover

Apple Maps is so bad even Mad Magazine is making fun of the disaster with a parody of an iconic 1976 New Yorker cover. And it would be even funnier if it weren't so close to the truth.

In the 2012 Mad Magazine parody of Saul Steinberg's cover, Lexington Avenue is New Jersey, half the Brooklyn Bridge is underwater, and Texas has moved just across the Hudson. Maybe Apple Maps doesn't get geography right, but at least Mad is spot-on about the failed iOS 6 venture. [Mad Magazine via Laughing Squid]

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    If this was truly Apple Maps, half the buildings would be missing / warped.

    I clearly live in an alternate reality: Apple Maps of the areas i'e had to use it for were not only quicker to load and clearer, but they have more waypoints (thanks to Yelp, mainly).

    Some are omitted, but the few suggestions i've made have already been incorporated into the map data. Even the somewhat wobbly 3D version isn't that bad - no huge lumpy distortions.

    All i'm missing is street view.

    "...Lexington Avenue is New Jersey, half the Brooklyn Bridge is underwater, and Texas has moved just across the Hudson. "

    Not sure what cover you are looking at (answer: Neither). The article you copied actually says:

    "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."

    Remember, if you suck at comprehension - Ctrl C, then Ctrl V.

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