Apple (sort of) fixes ‘potentially life-threatening’ error in its Maps app

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    Apple appears to have fixed a problem with its Maps app a day after police in Australia warned travelers not to use the software following a number of incidents where motorists relying on it for directions had become lost and stranded in a scorching hot national park.

    The motorists in question had been looking for the town of Mildura in the southern Australian state of Victoria but became lost in Murray-Sunset National Park due to a Maps location area.

    A search for Mildura on Apple Maps now drops a pin in the correct location, which means it’s fine if motorists heading to Mildura want to use the software for directions. However, at the time of writing, the old ‘Mildura’ label is still showing on the map too, which may continue to cause confusion for some users.
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