Apple Maps keeps sending skiers to granny's house

Apple Maps keeps sending skiers to granny's house
For the last 18 months, Apple Maps has been sending iPhone wielding skiers to a grandmother's house in rural Pennsylvania, instead of the ski lodge that they were seeking directions for. Apple Maps directs skiers looking for Roundtop Mountain to go through Beaver Creek Road. The only problem is that this happens to be a dead end.

Judy Saltsburg, who lives at the end of the dead end, told television station WGAL that several times a day, she has to come out of her house and explain to travelers that they received incorrect information. She said that three carloads of skiers had just driven up to her house in the last 24 hours. Saltsburg says that all of those who get lost argue that "My app says this is the way to Roundtop."

Despite signs clearly marking the road as a Dead End, and some homemade signs from Saltsburg, the cars continue to come to her home, directed there by Apple Maps. The granny has also tried to call Apple, but so far, nothing has changed.



source: Yahoo

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42 Comments

45. jojon

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Apple nav. is just bulls**t..

42. mdw864

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

WELL if ANYONE knows this Granny and she gets it fixed, could they tell her to let me know how she did it? Apple has been directing 85.71% of my potential customers to my COMPETITORS front door step for the last YEAR and won't fix it either! How do I know 85.71%? Google Analytics... and one of the employees felt bad and started telling people where I was really located. They fired her. Apple Maps has now cost someone their job for being ethical since they won't be.

43. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've been told that 9to5mac.com has an article that states that Apple has yet to respond to a significant number of fix requests. I’m sorry, but if you provide a service that can direct the flow of potential customers to a place of business, and the information you give the customer is inaccurate then you should either fix the issue immediately, discontinue the service as you are incapable of supporting it, or pay restitution to said businesses.

39. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Oh Apple....still havent gotten the maps thing together?

37. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Apple got GOOGLED !

33. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

iGrandma Apple, as sucks as always.

29. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This is why I use Sygic or Garmin for my nature drives, you should use something that has its maps offline when in areas that would likely have poor data service...

40. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Garmin uses HERE maps wooooohooooooooo

28. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

why do the reporters look like that

25. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It's not like an iphone user to blindly follow whatever apple says despite signs all around them saying otherwise. Wait..

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Reality is a lie, Apple is the only thing that matters.

10. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

"Well, as long as we're here, Granny, how about baking some pies for us?"

8. GeekMovement unregistered

I like how they continue to drive right through the dead end sign. They seem to trust Apple maps more than real street signs and directions (:

15. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I was thinking that when I watched the video, anyone that drives off the road into the wilderness because an app told them to is an idiot.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, Android is an "Unsafe" platform. Well Apple users are "Unsafe" people.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Someone needs to put a sign at the end of that road advertizing "Download Google Maps, We'll get you to the ski lodge without the embarrassing situation you're in now."

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"Over the hills and through the woods"... Actually, I've had this issue with Google Maps before, several years back when I was still sporting the original Droid, though it directed me only a mile away from my actual destination. I would imagine that it's not exactly all that rare... I've heard of Garmin's or Tom Toms leading people into lakes before...

4. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

LOL. Grandma should start setting up a soda vending machine and make money for stop over who got lost to her house.

3. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

This is serious biz...I wouldn't want people to come to my house unwanted like that and tell me where stuff is at in my hometown or city. Apple's gotta fix this before someone gets hurt. I'm shocked they got the nerve to tell off a grandma where stuff is around her own home, just cuz an app says so.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Apple, another feature/bug, go figure. For you Myxy.

9. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

samsung should use this in a commercial. you want apple this what happens.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Mxy: "This is not Apple's fault, the Apple Maps works perfectly on my iPhone and it's the skiers' that's using it wrong."

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I was going to argue with you because your statement was so stupid... then I saw the quotes, laughed and deleted my long rant.

14. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

He'll say every new software has bugs that need worked out. Problem is this isn't new software any longer.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My problem is that this has been reports for a year and a half and it's still not fixed...

20. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

It made the news and not tech sites, bet it gets fixed real quick now.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I hope, I feel bad for the people that live at the end of the street.

1. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

LOL Apple is trolling grandmas.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Still thinking it is features problem or features are Playing with us.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, I think it's Siri's problem, Siri is lonely. Apple needs to find Siri a "boyfriend".

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