THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW, AAP, THE AUSTRALIAN (Australia)
Turn right, then after 200 meters, you have reached your destination. NOT.
Over the past month, police officers in Mildura, a town in Australia's southeastern state of Victoria have had to rescue six motorists who followed directions from their iPhones, some of whom ending up being stranded for more than 24 hours without food or water.
Drivers using the Apple Maps app operating on the new iOS 6 system were led more than 70km off-course, directly in middle of the Murray-Sunset National Park.
[iSolated? Photo: Bertrand Hauger]
The situation was "potentially lethal," according to the local police, as there was neither water supply nor mobile phone reception within the park and temperatures regularly topped 46 degrees Celsius (115°F).
Australian police issued a warning advising motorists not to rely on the Apple Maps app until the bug was fixed – adding to Apple’s embarassment at its failure to usurp Google Maps in its latest iPhone, writes the Australian Financial Review.