Apple Maps Potentially Life-Threatening, Police Warn

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Using Apple’s new maps system could be potentially life-threatening, police in Mildura, Australia, have warned, after a number of people trying to find the town of 30,000 people have become hopelessly lost in scorching temperatures. One man was stranded for 24 hours last week in temperatures of up to 46 degrees centigrade, and at least three more have had to be rescued after following the directions given on Apple’s new maps, which locate Mildura far from its actual position. “We’ve had at least four documented cases,” senior sargeant Stephen Phelan told the Guardian. “The map puts it at least 70 kilometres from where it should be. We have had people bogged down in sunset country.” The Mildura police have now issued a warning on their website. Getting lost in the park around Mildura is potentially deadly.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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  1. DH says:

    sounds like a contender for the iDarwin Awards !

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