iOS 6 Maps Directing Australians To Barren National Park Which Has No Access To Water

10 December 2012

Victoria Police Online News Centre:

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple i-phone.

Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura.

This story reminds me so much of 2005, when sat navs were becoming the norm in cars. As usual, I think the people driving should have more common sense than to blindly follow a computer’s instructions. Even so, the onus is on Apple to promptly rectify the errors.

On an unrelated note, it’s 2012 and people are still calling it an “i-phone”? Sigh.