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Australian Police: Apple Maps Potentially Life Threatening

December 10, 2012 1 Comment

It looks like Apple’s Maps which made its debut replacing Google Maps on its IOS devices are not only bad but they are life threatening. Australian police have been spreading the word that mistakes on Apple Maps can cause serious injury and maybe even death.

Victoria Police

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.

We poke fun of Apple products all the time but this is a pretty serious issue that Apple should not take lightly. We suggest using Nokia’s HERE maps which will work perfectly on you Apple products.

The best thing you can do however is just switch to Windows Phone all together and get all that great mapping built in.


Source: Victoria Police via WMPU 


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