Apple’s Newton was a ground-breaking product, years ahead of its time. Unfortunately it was far from perfect, which led to it being lampooned far and wide, particularly for its poor handwriting recognition. By the time the problems were corrected, it was too late.
All that is to say that this type of extremely negative press can stick to a company for years.
Inaccurate, inconvenient, ill-conceived … now add “potentially life-threatening” to the list of words being used to describe flaws in Apple’s much maligned maps app.
Calling it a “potentially life-threatening issue,” police say the mapping system lists Mildura, a city of 30,000 people, as being in the middle of Murray-Sunset National Park.