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

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".

16. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

I find Apples maps better than Googles. I used google for years until I got sick and tired of Google sending me to the wrong locations. I thought to try Apple maps and it is by far more accurate than Google. That's all I use now.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, apparently people have that issue with both apps, but in a year and a half, Apple's ignored this issue, I don’t think I would want to trust an app that gives so little attention to user feedback.

24. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

How do you know that they ignore user issues? Where do you get that info? I heard the opposite.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Umm, the article states as well as the video that they've contacted Apple but nothing been done to fix the issue. I count that as neglect. Especially after 18 months. You must be an iPhone user as you're completely oblivious to what's right in front of you.

41. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

If you know business . Why would you put a very low traveled road as a priority and work on the ones that affect 1000 of people. It's called good business . Both Google and Apple get 1000s of adjustments daily. Google does the same thing. Thank god you don't develop any map programs.

44. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

18 months!!! That a year and a half with no action, If Apple maps is so flawed that they have so many issues that affect 1,000s of people each day that they neglect a year and a half old claim, then that would make me have less faith in the app.

22. Sauce unregistered

Likewise

23. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Lol... Good luck trying to convince them. I'm a huge fan of both Apple and Google, but you're the first person to say Apple maps is better than Google map.

35. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

*comes out of little corner* go HERE maps !

32. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

It's the first time I've ever heard one stating Apple Maps better than Google. You may be drunk

34. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

You forget to add /S at the end of your comment buddy... But I got your point, since its more than obvious that, your comment is sarcastic...

38. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Next Movie Stop or my Granny will shoot ;)

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; 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: 6032; 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: 6032; 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: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

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.

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.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; 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...

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; 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."

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: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

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