Apple Maps gets punked as phony street names appear on the application
its beleaguered Apple Maps application. It is another black eye for a mapping service that police in Australia called "life-threatening" for its potential to take users into a dangerous section of the Outback with little hope of survival.
OpenStreetMap Team director Kate Chapman said that the problem could have come from Apple using "an old snapshot of the OpenStreetMap data and [not updating] it since, so things like 'personal' street names are in there, even if they have been fixed since." Chapman finds it interesting that while Apple used OpenStreetMap for Kabul, it do not do so for an area like Kupang, Indonesia which is just a dot on Apple Maps, but has a detailed map on OSM.
source: @yarotrof, UNDispatch via AppleInsider