9 Things I'll Miss About Apple Maps

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Did you hear? Google Maps is back in the App Store, which means we can finally officially pretend that whole Apple Maps disaster never happened. Still, there are a few things I'm going to miss about Apple's misguided trainwreck.

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1. That time it revealed a secret military base in Taiwan.

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2. How it forced Apple to suggest people use Bing with a straight face.

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3. It was the straw that finally broke Scott Forstall's back. So long, leather-bound apps!

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4. To be honest, I actually prefer the Eiffel Tower this way...

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5. ...and Las Vegas.

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6. Apple Maps made for some pretty great parodies like this and this and even this.

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7. Motorola somehow managed to make itself look bad when it tried to make fun of Apple.

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8. It proved that literally anything can have fanboys.

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9. It taught me to never ever ever take Google Maps for granted again.

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Nickintosh2
Nickintosh2

Know what I will miss? Nothing. Because I'd rather have turn-by-turn directions and native capabilities. Plus, although I may be in the minority, Apple Maps has never steered me wrong.