Just a break from all the serious topics here...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by braddick, Dec 18, 2012.

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    braddick

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    SnowLeopard OSX

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    Off the overpass and into incoming traffic? Fail icon.
     
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    You know, for as little problem I had with Apple Maps, I never get tired of the jokes about it.
     
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    duneriderltr450

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    Lol that's a good one. I didn't even notice that before.
     
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    LOL. that GOT to be a Google programmer they borrowed during the project.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that is a pretty funny icon. Not enough room for a cloverleaf!
     
  7. macrumors member

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    not a really clever icon, beware people, the icon IS DANGEROUS AND CAN KILL YOU!
     
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    Beeplance

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    Didn't you guys see?

    Apple said "iOS 6 will take you in entirely new directions".:D
     
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    duneriderltr450

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    Best excuse ever.

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    Interstella5555

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    I really enjoy living in a time where we can try and blame technology for people's inherent stupidity.
     
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    Honestly, in all seriousness, HOW did they manage to choose THAT as their icon?!

    I mean, it really is quite astonishing that something so hugely wrong could become such an iconic symbol (for them).
     
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    pooleman

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    The icon is funny but for the record I cannot STAND the whole "fail", "epic fail" thing. I really hate it.
     
  13. meistervu, Dec 19, 2012
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    I don't get it

    The icon is simply a graphical representation of a map. There is simply not enough room to show an on ramp or all the lanes of traffic on Hwy 280. I find that is does what it needs to do to convey the message, like this :). You wouldn't criticize that the mouth is too big and that eyebrows and nose are missing would you?

    Another way to look at it, if you give someone directions to San Francisco, you may say, "go down this road and get on to 280 N." You may not say "get on to the on ramp for 280 N." The other person understands that you are being brief, like a person who looks at the aforementioned icon should understands that there is not much space to draw a detailed on ramp and 8 lanes of traffic, and that icon represents a map.

    I think you are over analyzing it.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    For all we know, this could actually be a left lane exit too.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Dude, you wrote two paragraphs about it :)
     
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    It's 2012, three years before Back to the Future II. Where we're going, we don't need roads.

    Three years until hoverboards!
     
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    But it is right....

    It's showing a left turn onto the highway.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    The Internet became a staple but personal responsibility had to go. :)
     

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