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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