The New Apple Maps Download Will Literally Kill You Dead

by 7 years ago

So I take this news as sweet, sweet validation. APPLE MAPS IS LITERALLY GOING TO KILL EVERYONE, according to the Victoria, Australia police department.

Via BetaBeat:

According to a release published to Victoria Police Department website, several people have gotten stranded in the middle of a national park without food or water after attempting to follow Apple Maps’ directions to Mildura, a regional city in Australia. The city is actually located almost 45 miles away from where Apple Maps lists it.

The park reportedly has no water supply and can reach temperatures up to 115 degrees, so it’s not exactly the spontaneous camping vacation you might imagine. Police have intercepted several people, some of whom have been stranded for over 24 hours, wandering the park aimlessly trying to get a signal.


So to recap: Apple Maps is getting people stranded in the middle of a national park in Australia during the middle of the country's summer AND the police have had to get involved AND there's no evidence that this is some sort of guerrilla marketing strategy by Android. Bros, I don't need to spell it out any further. Don't download iOS 6.

[H/T: BetaBeat]

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