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iMaps stranding drivers in Oz desert
The Guardian
Mildura, Australia, December 12, 2012
First Published: 00:31 IST(12/12/2012)
Last Updated: 12:36 IST(12/12/2012)

Apple has updated its new maps system after police in Mildura, Australia, said a number of people trying to find the town of 30,000 people became hopelessly lost in the bush in scorching temperatures.

One man was stranded for 24 hours last week and at least three more have had to be rescued after following the directions given on Apple's new maps, which located Mildura among the dusty, sun-baked trails of Murray-Sunset National Park, the second-largest in Australia and far from the town's actual position.


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