Police in Mildura, Victoria, Australia, have issued a warning to motorists, cautioning them against relying on Apple's new iOS 6 Maps. This comes after receiving distress calls from motorists who had become stranded in a national park after following iOS 6 maps directions. The Victoria Police News reports:

Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. [...] Some of the motorists located by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water and have walked long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception.

Apple replaced the previous, Google-fed iOS Maps app with in iOS 6 with a new, better looking, worse working app. Apple CEO Tim Cook has apologized for the situation with iOS 6 maps, and promised Apple is working on making it better. Both the head of iOS and iOS 6 Maps have since existed the company.

Apple has also posted a list of alternative maps apps on the App Store for those experiencing problems with iOS 6 Maps.

Yet none of that matters when people are getting stuck in the middle of nowhere, because that's where Apple Maps put them. Apple needs to get ahead of this as fast as possible.

Source: Victoria Police News