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Victoria, Australia police warn against use of Apple Maps app after rescuing multiple lost drivers [UPDATE]

Skift Take

While the maps clearly failed here, there’s a bit of personal responsibility to take when a drive into the city turns into a drive into the wilderness, despite all the other street signs to the contrary.

— Jason Clampet

Apple recognized a few months ago that its map app was so inefficient that it encouraged using a competing app, but now the police in Australia suggest such a move might save the lives of motorists Down Under.

Police in Victoria, Australia, issued a warning Monday discouraging iPhone users from relying on Apple’s map app after rescuing several people who became stranded in recent weeks in the wilderness following the app’s directions — some who were stranded 24 hours without adequate food and water.

Update: According to The Register, Apple has fixed this error.

Tags: ios, maps, smartphones

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