Australian Police Issue Warning After Motorists Get Stranded Following Apple Maps

Posted December 10, 2012 at 5:17am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13416 views

Australian police have issued a warning to motorists after numerous individuals became stranded by following incorrect directions from Apple Maps.

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple i-phone. Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura.

Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue. Some of the motorists located by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water and have walked long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception.


The Victoria police have asked Apple to fix the mistake; hopefully they do so soon!

Read More [via MacRumors]


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Dan - December 10, 2012 at 10:41pm
That's the best way to get rid of dumb fucks! Lol! Apple should disable their phone once they hit those coordinates... Lol
Russell - December 10, 2012 at 7:23pm
Ha Ha! Fuckin' Aussies!
Carlos - December 10, 2012 at 3:56pm
Big Apple's mistake
Carlos - December 10, 2012 at 3:56pm
Big Apple's mistake
Jim - December 10, 2012 at 3:05pm
Ken & Jedediah .. GPS works on GPS Satellite not cell phone tower saame as any dedicated GPS device. An24- I think you will find that Columbus used a sextant and charts to navigate by the stars. It's not funny, if you knew anything about the Australian countryside you would understand it is about the size of the USA with only about 22+ million people. BTW Columbus did not discover Australia, Captain Cook did ( not related to Tim before you smart ass*s start) What is wrong with some of you people???
Audi RS8 - December 11, 2012 at 12:33am
I agree with u, that's why I have my TomTom & Navigon apps, don't need cell towers to get an address but use the GPS build in with those apps in case I get out of coverage area. I'm apple fun but seriously I'm getting tired of Tim...
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