Maps Icon in iOS 6 Has Directions Driving Off a Bridge [Humor]

Jun 15, 2012 - 19 Comments

iOS 6 maps icon driving off a bridge

iOS 6 includes an impressive Apple-baked version of the Maps application, but the new Maps icon shows some less than impressive directions. Anyone familiar with Cupertino, California and 1 Infinite Loop should immediately identify the problem here: the Maps icon is directing traffic to fly right off the De Anza blvd overpass and into the median of I-280. Oops.

This is obviously a joke as there are legitimate ways to take a left turn onto 280 from northbound De Anza, but that wouldn’t be as amusing to show.

This picture has been making the rounds and has been sent to us 60000 times so figured we’d post it. If anyone knows the original source of the image let us know and we’ll link it up.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, iPad, iPhone


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  1. gdalgas says:

    I think I’m going to try this….. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  2. dblg says:

    but also a precautional notice to drivers: don’t rely entirely on nav systems, always be aware of the real road situation around you

  3. dblg says:

    this icon could mean: go beyond borders with our service

  4. medrod says:

    Jump off the bridge is a bad move!

  5. iurids says:

    And when the new campus gets finalized, the icon will change? hehe

  6. Doc Brown says:

    Roadsā€¦where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

  7. Tamas says:

    The original source is thr Google HQ. :)

  8. Jay says:

    this new Apple Maps is only good in selected countries and its useless in Hong Kong where i live…

  9. Ian says:

    It’s a joke because it’s Apple.

    If it were a Google icon it would be considered an error of the highest magnitude.

  10. Martin says:

    Could this be a hint that Apple is secretly working on a flying car?

    • T.Cook says:

      Yes it’s called the iHover, connect your iPad via Wi-Fi to maneuver the Vehicle, and you’r ready to go.

    • Blamanche says:

      @T.Cook – iHover, lol. Love it. Then you could purchase trips on iTunes and be hurled through video game land!

  11. Christopher says:

    I bet Apple changes this before the official release.

  12. Pieter says:

    If you look closely, you can see on the Google Maps icon that that bridge is connected to the crossing road below by sideway feeders. So nothing wrong with Apple’s icon…

  13. Mark says:

    I think I’ve seen this about 2000 times by now.

  14. XCool says:

    It’s telling Google to jump off the bridge ;-)

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