After Apple released their own Maps application a short time ago, a lot off people have been reporting that it has been giving out the wrong directions and displaying landmarks, railway stations and even whole towns as if they weren’t there.
One of the latest and most complained about zones is Mildura, which instead of directing users to that very location Apple’s Maps application actually sent them into the wilderness more than 40 miles away from their expected destination, this of course caused a lot more problems than just being lost as being lost in somewhere like Australia is a lot more serious than in other countries like the UK.
With temperatures reaching up to 46C in the area Victoria Police have issued a warning on their website which reads, “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.”
Police have also contacted Apple about the issue hoping for a resolution to this issue, “Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified.”
Earlier this year Tim Cook has to issue an apology for this very issue stating that : “While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.”