Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s mapping service faces another challenge after reports popped up about wrong directions presented to various motorists in Australia. According to recent media reports the Australian police is these days busy in warning various motorists who are relying on iPhone mapping service to get to their favorite locations.
Due to wrong data on iPhone mapping service many motorists faced life-threatening situations in recent days. According to statements from Australian police the new upgrade of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s smartphone software iOS 6 holds false data in its mapping service that is putting its users in severely dangerous circumstances.
Police executed the warning exercise after it was informed that the mapping service in iPhone shows Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park that has also cost its users their valuable time to get back to their destinations.
The location being showed on the mapping service is even in worse condition. There is no proper water supply and climate is more than bearable with temperature crossing 45 degree centigrade. The erroneous mapping service resulted in stranding various motorists within the Murray Sunset National Park. To assist the tiresome and annoyed users police have been called to guide them.
Police warn the users not to rely on Apple iPhone mapping service as it is exhibiting false directions.
In order to temporarily control the situation Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s has been directing its users to other mapping services, most of them stiff rivals of Cupertino California based company. In a recent official statement company’s CEO Tim Cook advised users to take guidance from other vendors’ services including Google. Meanwhile Apple engineers are trying to get to the bottom of the problem, says Cook.
Company declined to further comment on the burning issue.
The latest release of iPhone software iOS 6 comes with updated new Maps application. According to some anonym sources Apple has fired most of the employees responsible for the erroneous mapping service. Apple representatives have been contacted by Victorian Police to mutually sort out the situation.