Feeds

iOS 6 maps can't find Sydney Apple Store

Google gets location for Sydney mothership right, Bing doesn't know it exists

The Power of One Infographic

Apple's new maps app for iOS 6 can't find one of its own stores in Sydney, Australia.

Reg reader @Rob2081 tweeted the image below that shows Apple thinks it Sydney flagship store is on the eastern side of George Street, one of the city's main shopping precincts.

A map from iOS 6 showing the Sydney Apple store on the wrong side of the street

Apple's results indicate its store resides in a building occupied by, among other tenants, Australia's dominant telecommunications company Telstra and its own flagship retail store.

Telstra does resell the iPhone, but can in no way be considered in any way the equal of an official Apple outpost.

Apple's own store, for what it is worth, is actually on the western side of George St, as your correspondent can attest from having visited on several occasions and as is verified by the image below or this search.

Google maps shows the correct location for Sydney's Apple store

For what it is worth, searches on Bing Maps for terms including "Apple Store Sydney" and "Apple Store George Street Sydney" produced no useful results. Apple operates two other stores within a seven kilometre radius (by road). Bing found only the most distant, at Bondi Junction, and did not return a result for the Broadway store The Reg visited last Friday to observe shoppers queueing for the iPhone 5. ®

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on
Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.