Police in Australia say Apple Maps is potentially life-threatening
posted by Alan F. / Dec 10, 2012, 1:18 AM
Police have put out a warning to those using Apple Maps in iOS 6, that some motorists following the application's directions to Mildura, Victoria have actually ended up with no food, water or cell service for more than 24 hours while getting lost in an extremely dangerous area. Inspector Simon Clemmence of Victoria Police says that six vehicles had contacted the police for help after getting lost using Apple Maps, including one man who had to walk more than 24 hours before he was able to make a call on his handset. Clemmence said that it was not as hot that day, or else the man never would have made it. And with the summer approaching in the country, the police sent an e-mail to Apple last Monday to warn them of the flaw, but as of Sunday it had not been fixed.
Interestingly, most of the drivers were not tourists, but were natives trying to get to Mildura or heading to Sydney through the city. Clemmence added that it took more than a day for the Victoria Police to figure out how to contact Apple, before finding a police only email address for the tech titan.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has apologized for the problems with Apple Maps, suggesting that iOS 6 users switch to other mapping services until Apple Maps is fixed. The company has looked at hiring former Google Maps workers and has fired some executives responsible for the application.
source: VictoriaPoliceNews via Forbes
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Apple's revolutionary way of teaching survival tactics to it's valued customers
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 1:28 AM 59
There can be some people died b-c of Apple maps already b-c only the survivors lived to tell their stories. I think Apple maps must be banned until the authorities are certain that all life threatening errors are fixed.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 2:07 AM 17
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The problem is not alone within the app itself. I mean, seriously, it's the iPeople who keeps on using it. Why force themselves to use this crappy map app when they know it's faulty in the first place? Geez..
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 3:12 AM 13
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So instead of a simple update, u want apple banned. Why don't u go to Cupertino, stand outside of apple HQ, and stand behind your words like a real protester. Or STFU, and continue your pointless bashing of apple on PA.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 9:16 AM 1
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What part in my post did I mention about banning the iPhone? If it's simple update that you're looking for then Apple could've done that prior to the release of iOS 5 and shoving their own half-baked map app to the iPhone 5. None of these would've happened if the map app was good enough to live up to people's expectation in the first place. Try to understand one's point first before you respond with pointless replies like that.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 5:35 PM 2
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Hahaha Lmao, good news™®©
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 5:57 AM 1
But I'm still enjoying the Apple map, it has siri integration so that I don't need to walk while looking my phone, I just listen what siri says and I believe siri won't trick me :( Please Mr police, don't banned the Apple map :(
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 1:35 AM 1
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My God you really have been brainwashed! You keep comenting at every single article from this site praising Apple and begging them to take the money you do not have. I bet you even masturbate at a picture of an iphone concept! Damn!
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM 13
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wow many seem to forget what sarcasm is.
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 5:46 AM 1
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This is a classic case of natural selection, if you know what I mean. LOL
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 1:40 AM 17
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It would be funny to see iPhone users suing apple for the misleading ios6 maps
posted on Dec 10, 2012, 2:07 AM 11
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