Safety Warnings For Apple Maps Users
(CNN) Many Apple fans have been complaining about major issues with the new Apple Maps system.
But now, “potentially life-threatening” has been added to the list of words being used to describe it.
Police in Mildura, Australia are warning drivers to be careful about using Apple Maps to find the city, which the app has placed more than 40 miles (70 kilometers) away in the Outback.
Police say the mapping system lists Mildura, a city of 30,000, as being in the middle of Murray-Sunset National Park.
They call the flaw “potentially life-threatening issue.”
Several people have had to be rescued by police from the park, which police say has no water supply and where temperatures can reach a blistering 114 degrees Fahrenheit.
“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,” Mildura police said in a statement.