Police warned against using Apple iOS 6 Maps

10 December 2012

Apple's Maps have been a disaster. So much so that a police force has issued a warning against them.

Over in Australia, the Victoria police force found that Apple's map service didn't direct people to some place called Mildura, but rather, 40 miles away into the wilderness.

In a warning on its website, Victoria police said: "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."

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

Meanwhile, everyone who runs Google Maps is currently soiling themselves with laughter.

Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, of course issued an apology which said that Apple were sorry that the company hadn't met their commitment to "deliver the best experience possible to our customers", adding; "While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."

Scott Forstall, the Apple executive responsible for iOS software, including Maps, was told he'd be leaving his job in 2013.

TOPICS:   Technology   Travel


  • Kevin
    Or people could just go to the Google Maps website, the Bing Maps website etc?
  • Roge
    its much slower using the websites. Half the time it won't load the websites properly when you are trying to use on 3g Also the direction-orientation isn't available when using websites its a shambles. i used maps all the time, this new apple maps is only barely functional.
  • Andrew
    Still on 5.1.1 *smugface*....

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