Australian Police Issue Warning About Using Apple Maps | Talking Points Memo

Police in the Australian state of Victoria issued an alert on their official news website on Monday warning drivers “to be careful” when using Apple Maps — the new default map app on the iPhone and iPad — after several drivers were recovered stranded in the middle of a rural national park, some reportedly for over 24 hours without food or water, after following Apple’s erroneous directions to the city of Mildura, which actually lies over 40 miles (70 km) away from where it appears on Apple Maps. As the Victoria Police News website stated:

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