Apple Maps icon

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by chrismarle, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. chrismarle, Jul 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012

    chrismarle macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I'm not quite sure if someone already thought and mentioned that but there is a mistake on the Maps icon.

    By looking carefully, you'll notice that the icon is giving directions to jump off a bridge.

    Hopefully, they'll fix it to make it more realistic... It's not very ''Apple'' to do these kind of mistakes.

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  2. markrox7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    I agree it's off and not exactly accurate, but I think they did it because the icon is essentially the same as the old one, the iOS 6 icon just shows one of the major new features, which is turn by turn, and that's what's highlighted in the icon. Also, the icon's art is a little different to show how maps in iOS 6 will look different from maps in iOS 5.
    Just my thoughts.
  3. chrismarle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    You're right. But I think they could've took a different view, zoom out or what ever to do what they did with showing turn-by-turn but giving realistic directions (unlike giving directions to jump off a bridge).
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    This is the best post ever. Now I'm going to think about someone jumping off a bridge every time I see the icon on my home screen. :rolleyes:
  5. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2009
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    *Meeting room at Apple HQ*

    Tim Cook stands up. "Gjac0m knows too much. He must die!"
  7. chrismarle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    I'm not saying that people will believe that. I have enough hope in the human race to think that no one will say: ''Oh look, Apple's Maps icon says I can turn left on the middle of the bridge, let's do it!''

    I am just saying that it's not aesthetically good looking and that I hope that it get fixed.


    At least, I hope they would be kind enough to show me the next iPhone before killing me.
  8. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
  9. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
  10. chrismarle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011

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  11. Reason077 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2007
    Steve would never have allowed this.

    They're either going to have to fix the icon, or redesign the freeway interchange.
  12. iPusch macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2012
    Manhattan, New York
    haha thats hilarious, I luv it :D
    and shut up with that steve wouldn't do that, thats so annoying to read all time :apple:
  13. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Also interesting to note on the old icon (Google maps??) you can tell there is an interchange.

    On the new icon (Apple maps??) it appears there is not an interchange.

    There are a few other differences between the two... and judging from the satellite image posted with it, I think the Google map version is more accurate.
  14. Brazuca macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2003
    The icon is fine. You don't navigate turn-by-turn by looking at the overhead. You follow the directions. And if you are driving on that road, it should tell you to "turn left onto he highway". Guess what you'll see on the road? A big sign pointing you to get on the highway by turning left.

    Plus, this is really boring.
  15. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Apple will not be wrong. Expect work on the freeway to start in the next few months.

  16. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I don't think anyone thinks it is some failure of an icon. It is just an icon.

    As for how people navigate... a lot of us mute the voice and actually DO use the overhead directions. Garmin (and others) have looked like this for years:


    Kinda looks like an overhead chase camera behind the car, huh?


    Interstate 280 is still in beta anyways. People aren't allowed to judge the interchange yet.
  17. BerGaur macrumors regular


    Dec 12, 2011
    Inside my head
    Are you kidding me? I think you guys are making way to big a deal about this. It is just an icon. They mostlikely wanted to make it REALLY basic looking, give it a NEW flare, yet keep generally the same icon they had before. I don't know if it is the simplisity, or the lines, or what. But being someone who has more of an artistic view of things my first time looking at them, rather than a critical view, I liked the way it looked my first time looking at it.

    They verry well could have used it to infasize the fact that all their new iOS devices now have retna display. could be a view of the same intersection on a map that is zoomed way out, and they are zoomed way in on it. Thus looking more simple, basic, and even tecnically inacurate. How accurate does it need to be, or even have the ability to be, when you are zoomed way out and are looking at your long destination in a BASIC zoomed out form.

    Just a couple other angles to look at it with. We really don't know what it will be like quite yet, because it hasn't come out yet. Not to mention...I am going to perposly think of that icon as directions off a bridge because I find it humorous, and I love to laugh.
  18. Brazuca macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2003
    The POV view is not the overhead map. But, really, who cares? It's an icon. Apple invented icons and highways and directions and colors and....
  19. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    Brownie points for observation! Very funny.
  20. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2008
    That's a cute observation. As long as nobody is taking directions off of the map itself, everyone should be all right.
  21. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    :eek: I didn't notice it. Thanks for bring that up :)
  22. hansenc macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2004
  23. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    yeah, but that would make a terrible icon :p
  24. alex00100 macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2011
    Moscow, Russia
    by the way, people, what does "280" on the icon means? i searched about it and can't find out what it is. :confused:
  25. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    An icon is supposed to cut things down to their simplest elements so that it's easy to understand.

    Have you ever been driving down the freeway and seen this sign...


    ...and said "Oh no! Don't stop here! I need a spoon when I eat!"

    Perhaps you have, but trust me, you're probably the only one.

    The icon is a map of Apple's headquarters. 280 goes right by it.

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