Police issue warning after Apple Maps leads drivers astray in Australian wilderness

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Local police in the city of Mildura, Australia, have been forced to warn motorists of the inaccuracies contained within Apple’s Maps app for iOS 6. Maps lists Mildura in the middle of Murray Sunset National Park, about 70km away from where it should be, and the police have had to rescue motorists that ended up in the wrong place — some stranded without food or water for 24 hours. Others were forced to walk “long distances through dangerous terrain” in order to get phone reception; since temperatures can reach up to 46° Celsius (115° Fahrenheit), the police have called it a “potentially life-threatening issue.”

The shortcomings of Apple Maps are well-documented, and it’s certainly not the first time mapping solutions have caused…

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