The last time I was driving with my dad in the car, he was telling me how to get somewhere and I said “Ok, but the GPS says this is faster so I’m gonna go this way.”
He insisted that it was not, in fact, faster, and these things didn’t know what they were talking about.
I thought about delving into the finer points of which was more likely to be correct: a human relying on memory who hadn’t been to this area in years, or a massively complex artificial intelligence with access to near-perfect records of maps with intricate detail and real-time traffic data. Why, after all, would you trust your own brain over that?
Then I remembered – oh, he’s probably used to Apple Maps. Which Twitter hates, apparently.
13. This is not happening right now
When you get your getaway driver on Wish.
“Turn left at the stoplight.” Sure, turn left onto a one-way street with three big DO NOT ENTER signs. Apple Maps tryin’ to kill me.
— LeeLee (@LeeLeeSt1) April 27, 2021
12. Pick a lane
I think your phone might be trying to kill you, bro.
“Turn left into the incoming lane”
– Apple Maps pic.twitter.com/ucuxwsrk4O
— Jon / RadPanda (@itsradpanda) April 26, 2021
11. Star man
He’s up there so we don’t have to be.
Motorists after following Apple Maps pic.twitter.com/lck9bXbRvJ
— Antonio (@FelineFrenzys) April 27, 2021
10. IT KNOWS!
I shall follow thee to the depths and back.
Using Apple Maps pic.twitter.com/dneKGzJFBX
— Emily L. (@Pagemaster4Life) April 27, 2021
9. Keep on truckin’
The look on his face says “I’m still not gettin’ an Android like some kinda poor.”
The average Apple Maps user pic.twitter.com/8KRSlPiL2F
— Ecuadorian DeLorean (@EcuaDeLorean99) April 27, 2021
8. Must go faster
Man, you’re really branching out right now.
When Apple Maps picks the fastest route : pic.twitter.com/ZPOPkIsji7
— Can’t get right (@FalcDanny) April 27, 2021
7. The wrong turn
This is going to be a violation of our friendship.
Please don’t ever get up in a vehicle with me and turn on Apple Maps
— b (@brnmn_) April 21, 2021
6. You turn
“F**k the police, let’s get outta here.”
Apple maps wants you to make a u-turn wherever it does not care
— ??Braydon?? (@braydon666knox) April 22, 2021
5. Ramping up
Um, did I just watch someone die?
Using Apple Maps be like: pic.twitter.com/ZjmIMYF8uI
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) April 26, 2021
4. Ol’ reliable
(Hint: you can install Google Maps or Waze on your iPhone. And since Google owns Waze…they’re really the same thing.)
Apple Maps would probably send you crashing through a building . Idk why I rely on this navigation??
— rae? (@Craveravex2) April 26, 2021
3. Deep in the heart of Texas
The stars at night, are big and bright…
Once my friend was the only one who was able to use her phone for directions and she used Apple Maps. It lead us to an on ramp that did not exist and we got lost in Texas for like an hour
— ariana (@summer_ariana69) April 27, 2021
2. Drawing inspiration
Ugh come on just let me do your job for you.
Apple Maps needs to let me draw the exact route I want to take and then navigate that for me.
— brooke (@brookepatrice_) April 24, 2021
1. The search is on
This was by far the most disorienting halftime show ever.
Apple Maps searching for the next wrong turn to tell you to make be like: pic.twitter.com/7WwuisMeMc
— Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) April 26, 2021
Sorry, Apple. Better luck next time.
What’s your navigation method of choice?
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