Apple iOS 6 Maps FAIL: Maps Leave People Stranded in Life Threatening Situations

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iPhone's new iOS 6 operating system has blotched up and put users at risk of ending up off the beaten track. Several incidences of people being lost in the Australian state of Victoria as the Apple’s mapping system lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, about 70km away from the actual location of Mildura.

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iPhone's new iOS 6 operating system has blotched up and put users at risk of ending up off the beaten track.  Several incidences of people being lost in the Australian state of Victoria as the Apple’s mapping system lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, about 70km away from the actual location of Mildura.

This is where Mildura actually is:

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Image Grab from Google Maps

And this is where the App shows it to be:

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Using Apple iPhone as their guide, several people (including a man who was reportedly stranded for 24 hours last week) ended up in the middle of nowhere with no water supply within the park and temperatures that can reach as high as 46 degrees.  

The local police gave out alerts asking people to be careful and use on other forms of mapping.  Police have contacted Apple in relation to the issue and hope the matter is rectified promptly to ensure the safety of motorists travelling to Mildura.  Apple dropped Google as its map provider in September with the launch of its iOS 6 software for the iPhone and iPad. But problems quickly emerged with locations mislabeled and even missing.  But this is probably the first time the faulty application has caused serious concern.

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