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[MacRumors] Australian Police Warn Against Use of Apple Maps Due to Safety Concerns

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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.


Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/09/australian-police-warn-against-use-of-apple-maps-due-to-safety-concerns/
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Okay, while this is quite funny with regards to just how bad Apple Maps is, it speaks more to the foolish people who refuse to carry a map and believe in the almighty power of a GPS to get them anywhere.

Seriously, every car needs to have a map and a compass. A phone can only do so much.
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Okay, while this is quite funny with regards to just how bad Apple Maps is, it speaks more to the foolish people who refuse to carry a map and believe in the almighty power of a GPS to get them anywhere.
Seriously, every car needs to have a map and a compass. A phone can only do so much.

Yeah, or they could just use Google. I rarely have any issues with it.
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Okay, while this is quite funny with regards to just how bad Apple Maps is, it speaks more to the foolish people who refuse to carry a map and believe in the almighty power of a GPS to get them anywhere.

Seriously, every car needs to have a map and a compass. A phone can only do so much.

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Iphone owned discover his phone tried to kill him. Time to get a new phone => win tactic for apple.
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lolz. i don't know why apple is so insistent on making their own mapping system just so they don't have say "google" on their map apps. the iphone is a very well regarded device but their map app is obviously garbage
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Maybe people remember when Google maps cane out it wasn't exactly the magical thing it was today?
Well yes this is a major screw up for Apple it should get better.
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Did anyone else first read that as 48 degrees Fahrenheit and not Celsius. derp moment.
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