Verizon Photoshops iPhone maps screen onto Droid X

The rumors around Verizon getting the iPhone have circulated since not long after the the phone was announced for AT&T. While the US waits for the iPhone to come to Verizon, it looks like a Verizon employee jumped the gun when getting Photoshop happy for a product advertisement.

Verizon is currently pushing its "Holiday Gift Ideas" webpage with a picture of a Droid X with the iPhone's Google maps application running. Is Verizon secretly trying to appease Apple by showing how much they want the iPhone? Highly unlikely, its probably a simple Photoshop mistake made by the marketing department personnel who don't know that there is a difference in the applications on iOS and Android.

While Verizon may not know how to properly Photoshop, we know that the iPhone is still just a rumor for the network. While indications point to a January announcement, for now, this is the closest iOS will get to Verizon on a native device.  

Thanks for the tip: littleneutrino

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oh my friend at AT&T is going to be laughing all night... not that I like AT&T, thats the rub Wish AT&T had more points along the WI, MN, IA corner.

The irony of it all is that the feature to say where you want to go and get audio directions is available via Google Navigation, which is ONLY available on the Android platform. Something us iPhone users have been waiting for since it was made available ... and they show an iPhone Google Maps screen on and Android phone? WTH?

I totally understand this now!!!!!!

Verizon was so mad that they couldn't get rights to the iPhone that they stole the OS and put it on one of their phones...it all makes sense now...

Quick Shot said,
I totally understand this now!!!!!!

Verizon was so mad that they couldn't get rights to the iPhone that they stole the OS and put it on one of their phones...it all makes sense now...


Psystar already tried this and we know where that went...

Possibly just been grabbed from an image bank, by someone who knows little about the differences?

There could be a million ways in which someone just grabbed the wrong image, tight schedules can cause mistakes - its an easy one to make so long as you don't know about the difference in the apps - if they did then its still do able if your on a tight schedule and being rushed like mad to finish.

Ahhh who am I trying to kid, its epic fail!

Thrasko said,
lol! Show me one please, I want to laugh.

The ads are already in the Trash I'm afraid. It was one from Dixons featuring some DELL laptop.

they must have done it intentionally....a company like verzion doesn't spend billions of dollars on ads to make a silly mistake like that...

Quick Shot said,
they must have done it intentionally....a company like verzion doesn't spend billions of dollars on ads to make a silly mistake like that...

They don't make it just to make the mistake, they make it so that we talk about it.

Aaron7pm said,

They don't make it just to make the mistake, they make it so that we talk about it.

What an absurd statement. Why would the biggest wireless provider in the US need to make a mistake in order to get people talking about it?

Shadrack said,

What an absurd statement. Why would the biggest wireless provider in the US need to make a mistake in order to get people talking about it?


...because they're marketing teams know how to create hype? And it worked?

Quick Shot said,
they must have done it intentionally....a company like verzion doesn't spend billions of dollars on ads to make a silly mistake like that...

Um, I hate to kill the Easter Bunny for you, but ya, companies do make mistakes like this all the time, and more specfically graphics departments and marketing agencies mess up a lot.

Especially people in the graphic design departments, as they are just creating Ads and graphics, and have NO technical knowledge of the products most of the time.

McG said,

...because they're marketing teams know how to create hype? And it worked?

I guess the saying goes "there is no bad publicity" may apply...but this is a blatant mistake. Not a new advertising strategy.

Quick Shot said,
they must have done it intentionally....a company like verzion doesn't spend billions of dollars on ads to make a silly mistake like that...

If that's so, why have they fixed/changed it?

boo_star said,
Where are the anti-Apple trolls?

One of your beloved devices is depicted as using the most evil OS ever.

Sorry I'm late, traffics bad.

Man, people dont know jack these days. FAIL. God people gotta get there facts straight.

As Steve Job's would say "your holding it the wrong way on the wrong device at the wrong place"

Cupcakes said,
Well, at least he remembered to shop out the status bar that would have had 'AT&T' emblazoned on it

HAHAHA, that would have been bad... LOL

Total Fail! You can tell it's been Photoshoped in there, all they did what rotate it and use the distort transformation tool.

Aaron7pm said,
Total Fail! You can tell it's been Photoshoped in there, all they did what rotate it and use the distort transformation tool.

...the alternative being that they spent a lot of time getting iOS to run on the droid?

But ill agree it's a very bad photoshopping job too.

GeekTwo said,

...the alternative being that they spent a lot of time getting iOS to run on the droid?

But ill agree it's a very bad photoshopping job too.


Or they could have just shown a real maps app...