Apple Fixes Maps ‘Potentially Life-Threatening’ Snafu

They Are Certainly Quick to Act!
Hopefully There Are No More Of These in Apple Maps App…

Australian authorities are urging motorists to use anything but Apple Maps to get around the Outback after the app left several people stranded in the searing desert, a mistake police called a “potentially life-threatening issue.”

The Mildura Maps problem, before. Image: Victoria Police

Police in Mildura, Victoria, said they’ve had to rescue “a number of distressed motorists that were directed off the beaten track” and stranded in Murray-Sunset National Park. Apple Maps places the town about 43 miles (70 km) away from its actual location.

It’s a potentially deadly mistake, as the location is in the middle of nowhere — the park has no water supply and temperatures can reach 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius).

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by Christina Bonnington/