Police warn about Apple Maps as Mildura-bound motorists are guided to remote wilderness

Police have warned motorists not to rely on Apple Maps, after motorists heading to the Victorian city of Mildura were instead directed to a remote location more than 70 kilometres away.

According to ABC News, local police say they have had to rescue six people lost in the Murray Sunset National Park over the past two months as a result of Apple’s navigation system.

Mildura Police Inspector Simon Clemence is warning motorists not to use Apple’s mapping services when travelling in the district.

“If it was a 45-degree day, someone could actually die,” Clemence told ABC News.

“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.”

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