Australian Police Warns Drivers Against Using Apple iOS 6 Maps

Apple’s iOS 6 Maps has brought nothing but problems to Apple’s mobile OS. Since its introduction in iOS 6, users have been complaining about the inaccuracy and bugs in Apple’s in-house replacement for Google maps. Adding insult to the injury, Austrailian Police have issued a warning to drivers to not to rely on Apple Maps after several individuals became lost and stranded by following incorrect directions from Apple Maps.

Victoria Police Department has posted the following wanrning on their website:

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.

Apple replaced the Google Maps app with their in-house Maps solution in iOS 6. Apple CEO Tim Cook has apologized for the situation with iOS 6 maps, and promised Apple is working on making it better.

The Victoria police have asked Apple to fix the mistake; hopefully they do so soon! [MacRumors]

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