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On the tarMac

2012 bared witness to a very rare Apple mea culpa. CEO Tim Cook wrote a formal apology to the 100-million-plus iPhone users regarding Apple Maps' seemingly endless technical difficulties—from wildly incorrect results to less-than-precise location searches. But that's all in the past, right? Well ...


A little more than a year later, Apple Maps is still driving smartphone and tablet users in circles. In September there were several incidences where out-of-towners followed Siri's directions onto the active runway of Alaska's Fairbanks International airport.
No one wound up running into a Boeing 747, no injuries were reported, and the Apple maps app did indeed show some intelligence: It stopped at the runway, even if confused drivers proceeded past warning signs and out onto the tarmac.

Fairbanks International Airport | AP