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#1 mrblackmex



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:01

Police concerned with Apple iOS 6 mapping system
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Mildura Police are urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system on the Apple i-phones operating on the iOS 6 system after a number of motorists were directed off the beaten track in recent weeks.

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.

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.

Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified.


#2 n_K


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:05

Lesson one; when copying directly from other sites, try to not include the 'save' and 'print' buttons/links?

#3 Detection


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:05

Bring on the suing of apple for attempted murder lol :p

Reminds me of the guy who followed his sat-nav until he almost drove over the edge of a cliff, not before having to off-road it for a while..... can't fix stupid

#4 d5aqoëp


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:14

I have even forgotten that there is a Maps app by Apple in my iPhone. It's piece of junk when used on Indian roads. Missing, unnamed roads, no traffic or public transport info. Finally started using Waze. But it's clunky, slow and has rubbish interface.

#5 rfirth


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:38

Bring on the suing of apple for attempted murder lol :p

People have been charged with negligent homicide for lesser mistakes.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:45

Thank you very much, Scott Forstall... *sigh*

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#7 Raa


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:27

I have a question : How does a user make a post, but still have a post count of 0? :p

And why is this in the jokes section, it's real world news! ;)

#8 NeoNut



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:38

Has a corporation ever been charged with homicide?

#9 Rippleman


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:53

apple maps are good for my area, but reading all the horror stories for everyone else makes me wish they would did a patch to reverse the apple maps back to google maps till they can get it right for the masses. But i am willing to bet that isn't going to happen.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:03

I have a question : How does a user make a post, but still have a post count of 0? :p

And why is this in the jokes section, it's real world news! ;)

Jokes and Funny Stuff doesn't increase post count.