However as the software began to be rolled out it appears that it is causing tremendous headaches. One of the best things is that it was unable to find Apple cathedrals, or shops as the rest of us call them. Now Irish justice minister Alan Shatter has announced that he was surprised at the discovery of an airfield in the middle of Dundrum, his constituency. The airport, which does not exist, comes up in the maps application of the latest iPhone and iPad operating systems.
This is not your average, send an Apple fanboy driving over a cliff, which face it is a Darwinesque necessity. Someone at Apple HQ decided that Durham needed an Airport and stuck one in. Shatter said that a field in Durham has been designated as an airport.
Clearly the designation is not only wrong but is dangerously misleading in that it could result in a pilot, unfamiliar with the area, in an emergency situation and without other available information, attempting a landing. Of course if a pilot is using an iPhone 5 in the cockpit instead of his navigation gear he probably should to crash into a field as a warning to others.