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Apple Maps is a little confused about where Mildura is

Australian police are warning citizens and tourists not to use Apple Maps in iOS 6 when traveling through the dangerous terrain of Mildura.

Police from the city of Mildura, which is a regional city in northwestern Victoria, Australia, are concerned that Apple's new homemade mapping service in iOS 6 is taking people to inaccurate (and dangerous) areas -- where they've become stranded.

The problem is that Apple Maps places Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, but in reality, Mildura is about 43 miles (or 70 km) from that location.

Not only is this a lengthy inconvenience, it's also a danger to the lives of motorists who were duped by Apple Maps. The area in Murray Sunset National Park, which it claims is Mildura, is a very hot and dry area that can reach temperatures of nearly 115 degrees Fahrenheit (or 46 degrees Celsius).

Mildura Police have already found stranded motorists who were lost out in the Murray Sunset National Park without food and water for as long as 24 hours.

Mildura Police have contacted Apple to fix the issue.

Earlier this year, Apple ditched Google Maps as its main iOS maps app in favor of its own in-house maps service. Apple Maps debuted with the iOS 6 launch, but the application failed miserably when it came to navigation and geography. It displayed locations that didn't exist, represented existing locations in an unrecognizable way or gave false directions.

This forced Apple CEO Tim Cook to have to apologize to customers for the company’s poor job on the new app.
Shortly after, Apple Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall was booted from the company. He oversaw much of the mapping development, and aside from that, failed to get along with other company executives and employees.

Richard Williamson, manager of the Apple mapping team, was fired as well for the horrible job on Apple's new maps service.

Source: Victoria Police News

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By Tony Swash on 12/10/2012 1:24:21 PM , Rating: 1 other developments today

I guess shit happens :)

RE: Meanwhile........
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/10/12, Rating: 0
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By momorere on 12/10/2012 1:39:13 PM , Rating: 2
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By Cheesew1z69 on 12/10/2012 1:42:53 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, that's pretty....lame.

RE: Meanwhile........
By Tony Swash on 12/10/2012 7:30:10 PM , Rating: 1
As lame as copyrighting four squares in primary colors?

RE: Meanwhile........
By ClownPuncher on 12/10/2012 7:46:29 PM , Rating: 2
... what's your issue?

RE: Meanwhile........
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/11/2012 8:13:31 AM , Rating: 2
He's Tony, small man syndrome. That's his problem.

RE: Meanwhile........
By maugrimtr on 12/11/2012 9:04:05 AM , Rating: 2
Tony, you're reaching. 4 different coloured boxes arranged in a 2x2 stack is obviously a unique trademark. A black oval titled to one side definitely is not. Whoever is charging Apple for those applications is however a genius for getting their money.

RE: Meanwhile........
By Tony Swash on 12/10/12, Rating: -1
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By momorere on 12/10/2012 2:00:53 PM , Rating: 2
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By MadMan007 on 12/10/2012 2:16:26 PM , Rating: 2
and paper packaging for audio tapes

As in cassette tapes? WTF?

RE: Meanwhile........
By momorere on 12/10/2012 1:50:24 PM , Rating: 2
Oh noes...

Google has an average of 5 minutes of downtime per MONTH. I'd love to see some statistics of iCloud...

Oh wait, it can't even utilize push services in some major countries. Nice try once again and I'll add yet another participation medal to your trophy shelf.

RE: Meanwhile........
By MadMan007 on 12/10/2012 2:18:53 PM , Rating: 2
Serious fanboy is serious.

RE: Meanwhile........
By retrospooty on 12/10/2012 2:20:45 PM , Rating: 3
Tony, your pathetic attempt at diversion shows us all that it is indeed an issue. If it were a "non-issue" like you Apple nutjobs try to tell us, you wouldn't bother trying to divert attention from it.

Thanks for the confirmation though. Now we know.

Android keeps getting better and better while IOS stagnates and in some cases gets worse. LOL.

RE: Meanwhile........
By Fleeb on 12/10/2012 3:05:29 PM , Rating: 1
Like a downtime ain't normal.

RE: Meanwhile........
By Tony Swash on 12/10/12, Rating: -1
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By petrosy on 12/10/12, Rating: 0
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By Tony Swash on 12/10/12, Rating: 0
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By petrosy on 12/10/12, Rating: 0
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By Argon18 on 12/10/12, Rating: 0
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By Donkey2008 on 12/10/2012 4:55:12 PM , Rating: 4
Spoken like a true champion of the Linux cause. The Super Stupenderific Linux Revolution is coming!! Viva Linus Torvalds!!

Wait, where have I heard that before? Oh yea, in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, in 1999 it skipped a year for some reason, then in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, etcetera... etcetera... etcetera....

RE: Meanwhile........
By Argon18 on 12/11/2012 4:08:16 PM , Rating: 1
Huh? Are you drunk? At least make an effort to follow the conversation. My post was in reply to a comment about Google's Gmail services going down.

All of Google runs on Linux. Gmail, Maps, everything at Google runs on 10's of thousands of Linux servers.

But to respond to your inane comment, Linux is already #1 in market share for internet web servers, embedded devices, networking equipment (nearly all new Cisco routers and switches run a Linux kernel), supercomputers (8 of the top 10 supercomputers in the world run linux), mobile devices (the 10's of millions of Android phones out there). Linux already is #1 in nearly every computing segment! The only segment Linux isn't #1 in, is the very bottom of the pile, the lowest common denominator, the desktop.

Compare that to Microsoft's ever hopeful cycle of try-fail-try-fail when it comes to any of the aforementioned markets.

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