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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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RE: Meanwhile........
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/10/2012 1:32:03 PM , Rating: 0
Yep, it sure does...

FOSS Patents on Friday announced that the USPTO had issued a preliminary ruling of invalidity regarding U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949, which covers "touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics".

RE: Meanwhile........
By momorere on 12/10/2012 1:39:13 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Meanwhile........
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
RE: Meanwhile........
By momorere on 12/10/2012 2:00:53 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Meanwhile........
By MadMan007 on 12/10/2012 2:16:26 PM , Rating: 2
and paper packaging for audio tapes

As in cassette tapes? WTF?

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