How long will it be before iOS 6 Maps kills someone?

Apple Maps
Apple Maps
Apple Maps

That is not a hyperbolic question designed to get headlines. It’s actually a serious question. Apparently, there are numerous reports of iOS 6 Maps misdirecting users in need of medical care. Buzzfeed reports that instead of taking a user to a clinic, the maps app took him to a “mobile home estate” next to an abandoned doctors office. Healthcare IT News reports that users are being directed to hospitals that have been shuttered for years, the new app doesn’t show hospitals that currently exist, and is misdirecting patients searching for emergency rooms. The Star Tribune reports that iOS 6 Maps direct patients to a hospital that was closed in 1985! Read the full story at ZDNet.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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