When purchasing a new cell phone, there is a lot to think about and a lot to consider. What carrier do I want to be on? What size screen do I want? Do I want a hard keyboard? It's a big decision. Of course, worst case scenario you are stuck with a phone you don't like maybe 2 years and you get a new one, right?
Australian police are warning citizens and tourists alike, to stay away from Apple Maps as using it could be a "potentially life threatening issue." Just to clarify what Australian police are saying, owning an iPhone 5 could kill you. Let me explain.
As anyone in the tech world knows, prior to the release of the newest iPhone, Apple cut ties with the hugely successful Google Maps. For years, thanks to cars chartered by Google around the world, Google Maps have been able to consistently update and correct streets and avenues everywhere.
Unfortunately, when Apple created their own Maps app, without the years of updates their maps were not accurate. Now this is an inconvenience maybe if you are looking for a new route to work, but it's something completely different when using GPS to travel through dangerous or unknown areas.
According to Wired.com:
Police in Mildura, Victoria, said they've had to rescue "a number of distressed motorists that were directed off the beaten track” and stranded in Murray-Sunset National Park. Apple Maps places the town about 43 miles (70 km) away from its actual location. It’s a potentially deadly mistake, as the location is in the middle of nowhere — the park has no water supply and temperatures can reach 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius).
If you ask me I would stick with an Android phone to stay with old reliable Google Maps, but that should be no surprise to anyone here at Motivators. Whatever phone you have, make sure you keep it charged and protected with high-quality promotional cell phone accessories.