- Nov 15, 2013
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I guess I've either not seen any ads, or, been aware of them. If the ads are markers from nearby restaurants or other attractions, I wouldn't mind. If they are more than that, then I have mixed feelings about it. I guess the obvious thing to say is that I'll have to see them first before commenting!
I use Apple Maps exclusively. Like Annie_M, I have either not seen them or haven’t noticed them. Provided ads are largely not noticeable, I also wouldn’t mind. But Apple has a fine line to walk. We’ve all seen some apps with obnoxious with ads, definitely seen webpages hyper obnoxious, and I’ve seen Amazon streaming sticks and some Android phones doing their semi-obnoxious best to get back their below cost sales price through embedded ads (private user data monetizing not withstanding). One of the ways Apple differentiates itself is by staying far enough away from that. It’d be a shame to see them get anywhere close to it.
Every mention on a map of the name of a commercial enterprise,has been paid for,
and is therefore an advertisement!
If said business paid for its placement, it is !
It by placement, you mean if the business paid or rented the building/unit and registered their business with Apple Maps then you consider that a paid ad. .
Poi’s on maps are a feature for users and not advertising.
I'm sure the traffic circle, paid by the provincial government at billions of dollars, and that's a POI in Apple Maps is a paid ad. I don't want to see it, I want it to be a 4-way stop.
Points of Interest are actually an important feature for a map. My car's embedded (and offline) GPS shows significant POIs, and I quickly know which are paid ads - they have the company's branding instead of a generic icon.