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Apple’s New Maps App Shafts Columbia

Yesterday, Apple released the latest iteration, iOS 6, of their immensely popular operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. The flagship feature of the release is a completely re-designed, Apple-developed Maps application, which has already drawn flak from users and experts alike. The fanciest innovation is Flyover, giving you a birds-eye-view of major urban areas through helicopter-based 3D mapping. Considering the thousands of glowing insignia and white earbuds adorning our fair campus, one would think that Apple would have taken the opportunity for a close-up, but Columbia proper is not included in the Flyover-enabled area of Manhattan: in fact, the cutoff is 114th street. Though “Rush Beta” is visible along frat row in all its glory, Butler remains a decidedly flat gray mass. Maybe Apple couldn’t get media access?

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous The new app stinks. Google maps are so much better.

    1. fresh attire says:

      @fresh attire true dat.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Fuck apple. They are assholes.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Hey man, rush Beta.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I’ll just leave this here. There’s already a tumblr devoted to how shitty apple maps are: http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Cutoff at 114th Street being way better than cutoff at 125th Street.

  • girl from geo team says:

    @girl from geo team my apologies. I blocked CU out of my mind in May and apparently that persisted subconsciously into the product. Stay tuned for the next update!

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