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Australian Police Issue Warning After Motorists Get Stranded Following Apple Maps

Australian Police Issue Warning After Motorists Get Stranded Following Apple Maps

Posted December 10, 2012 at 5:17am by iClarified
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]


Australian Police Issue Warning After Motorists Get Stranded Following Apple MapsAustralian Police Issue Warning After Motorists Get Stranded Following Apple Maps
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Audi RS8
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...
Carlos
Carlos - December 10, 2012 at 3:56pm
Big Apple's mistake
Carlos
Carlos - December 10, 2012 at 3:56pm
Big Apple's mistake
An24
An24 - December 10, 2012 at 2:50pm
Some People not smart after all. Sometimes you have to look outside :) Wondering how Columbus discovered new world without navigator or cell phone .Great idea for SNL on Comedy Channel.
Witty Bob
Witty Bob - December 10, 2012 at 1:26pm
"You're not holding it right" LOL
MUKAI
MUKAI - December 10, 2012 at 10:17am
This is the reason why I still keep my 1st gen iphone when I travel. It might not have GPS but google maps is really accurate and better with street view. GOOGLE PLEASE MAKE THE GOOGLE MAPS SOON FOR THE APP STORE.
Copperhead
Copperhead - December 10, 2012 at 10:13am
WHERE THE FUCK IS GOOGLE MAPS... Apple should not or ever be in the got damn map business, seriously... I got lost 6 times because of Apple maps. We want Google Maps NOW...!!
noway pricy
noway pricy - December 10, 2012 at 10:01am
2 reason I am away from iPhone! 1 Map sucks Google map should come on app store soon! 2 No jailbrake!
435b041
435b041 - December 10, 2012 at 8:30am
They are fcuking misleading people same what they are doing with their devices. Lol. This is sooooo fcking funny.
Jk
Jk - December 10, 2012 at 7:31am
Im fanboy but this really funny, good lesson for Apple.
Muzammil
Muzammil - December 10, 2012 at 7:11am
This is really a big blow for Apple maps users
Muzammil
Muzammil - December 10, 2012 at 7:11am
This is really a big blow for Apple maps users
BrawlBro1
BrawlBro1 - December 10, 2012 at 5:28am
Another good reason why Apple shouldn't have removed Google Maps. I know their contract expires in a year, but they're the fucking richest company. Renewing the contract wouldn't make them go broke.
Ken
Ken - December 10, 2012 at 5:30am
Probably would have thought another good reason to invest in a proper GPS device.
Ken
Ken - December 10, 2012 at 5:27am
Surprised they had reception to use maps in the first place but lost it soon after...
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - December 10, 2012 at 5:35am
Was thinking the same thing. Seems a bit fishy.
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