Oz police says 'flawed' Apple maps 'luring' motorists into danger only 'half-fixed'
Australian police has said that glitch in the new Apple Maps service that directed motorists into life-threatening situations have been 'half-fixed'.
Victoria police recently warned that iPhone users who have upgraded to the service's new iOS 6 operating system are at risk of ending up off the beaten track.
According to News.com.au, the alert follows revelations that the mapping system lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, about 70km away from the actual location of Mildura, a regional city in northwestern Victoria.
Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, putting lives at risk.
Mildura police inspector Simon Clemence said that Apple appeared to have made an overnight adjustment to the faulty operation of its iOS 6 system.
Inspector Clemence said the malfunctioning app now appeared to put the city of Mildura "in the right place" for travellers coming from South Australia, The Australian reports.
"But if you're coming from Melbourne it still puts Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park. They have half-fixed the problem," Clemence added.