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Victorian police have issued a warning to motorists travelling towards Mildura to put away their iPhones and iPads, and not trust Apple's Maps to navigate.
Police say they have rescued a half-dozen motorists in recent weeks who were using the app to navigate to a city only to find themselves stranded in the wilderness of a national park.
The bad directions that led some travelers to a remote desert instead of a local town has been linked back to a local database.
Apple has updated its Find My iPhone tool, adding the navigation smarts of its Maps app to make tracking down your lost phone easier.
Samsung made marketing hay with the Galaxy S3 while the sun beat down on Apple.
Aussie police have had to rescue tourists looking for the town of Mildura, after Apple Maps plotted it 40 miles away in the outback.
After a long comedy of errors culminating in the Mildura debacle on Monday, Google Maps has arrived back in the iTunes app store.
Days after Australian police warn about Apple Maps, they lodge a similar complaint against Google.
The Federal Government has denied it could spend up to $4.5 billion on the roll-out of digital television, after announcing the cost of the Mildura switch-off trial this week.
Mildura has become the first region in Australia with digital-only television after the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy performed the analog switch-over this morning.