By Vamien McKalin | Dec 10, 2012 01:59 PM EST
The Apple Maps fiasco doesn't seem to have an end in sight, as more bad news continues to trickle in about how bad and dangerous it is for users. Several iPhone users had to be rescued in Australia all because they relied on Apple Maps for direction.
Tourist or Australians alike, who are seeking the Victorian city of Mildura, are at risk if they are using Apple Maps on their iOS 6-based device. In the last 2 months alone, many folks had to be rescued after finding themselves lost in the Mildura national park, while attempting to find Mildura, which is about 43 miles away.
According to Inspector Simon Clemence, "If it was a 45-degree day, someone could actually die."
"It's quite a dangerous situation, so we would be calling for people not to use the new Apple iPhone mapping system if they're travelling from South Australia to Mildura."
Some of those who found themselves stranded, were without food and water for 24 hours. If the Australian police was slow to react, these people could have died, which would no doubt put Apple in a very tight spot along with a massive lawsuit over its head.
One person who got lost went so far out that he lost signal, and he had to end up walking all the way back to pick up a signal. Furthermore, it took him 24 hours of walking before he finally picked up a signal (not a good signal...oops, sign for Apple and Tim Cook).
Apple launched its own Mapping service with iOS6 to escape the clutches of Google. However, while no one expected it to best Google Maps on the first outing, it was actually worse than anyone could have imagined. It was so bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook had to come out with an apology along with guiding users to other competing Mapping services for the time being until the company figures out how to fix the Maps. iOS guru Scott Forstall also lost his job over the Maps fiasco.