Apple crippled their own mobile OS by removing Google Maps and replacing it with their own mapping application called Apple Maps. Unforunately, unlike every other Apple product, Apple Maps is a disaster loaded with bugs. Even Tim Cook apologized, and finally fired top executives for bringing this embarrassing application to the table.
On the other side, we have customers who are left with no choice but to use Apple Maps as their default mapping application. Now, what happens when you use this mediocre application in Australia? You get lost.
Apparently, several motorists in Australia used Apple Maps on their iOS 6 devices have found that the map is terribly inaccurate when it comes to suggesting routes. The worse part is, they have learned this through experience. Some motorists have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water, in a place with no trace of humans.
According to Victoria Police News:
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.
Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.
Some of the motorists located by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water and have walked long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception.
To ensure safety of motorists, the Australian police have already got in touch with Apple. We assume they want Apple to fix the Maps app, and in all honesty, we have been waiting too long for Maps update that we have finally moved to third-party apps like Maps+ and AR-Maps.
In another news, Google Maps for iOS 6 is almost ready.
What are your thoughts on Apple Maps? Do you still use it? If so, do you find it inaccurate? Any bugs, errors, or any interesting story to share? Let us know through your comments below!