With Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) You Might Be Headed For A Cliff

Posted by George Brook September 30, 2013 0 Comment 1737 views

On Friday, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) reactivated some maps as well as some app directions. These guide car drivers to the runway edge instead of towards a Fairbanks’ Airport terminal. Alaska Transportation officials were visibly agitated over this reactivation. The company had notified the airport officials that the faulty-directions had now been deactivated.

The app returns

However, on Friday, the Fairbanks International Airport officials noticed that the application was back and the misguided directions were still showing up on it. In addition, the Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) app was now also providing a different route, leading to the taxiway. The officials have no idea about why this application was up and active again with these new incorrect directions.

The division operations-manager for the ADT, Angela Spears said that this is an extremely dangerous situation for pilots as well as for drivers and warning signals were sent out to everyone concerned that the faulty directions were back.

Incorrect directions

The directions that showed up earlier on the Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 and the iPads guided the airline drivers to the tarmac-edge instead of towards the terminal. In two different incidents that took place on 6 and 20 September, drivers drove right past warning signs and lights, across one active runway, towards the terminal. Fortunately, both incidents took place in-between flights, in the wee hours of the morning and no injuries occurred.

The incidents and the fixes

In the 1st incident, a visitor who was in the process of returning a rental car just before the flight crossed the runway. In the 2nd incident an Alaskan resident was trying to get to the airport and took a similar route. Post these incidents, that particular entrance to the airport’s taxiway has been barricaded and a warning sign has been posted there as well. Soon after the 1st incident occurred, the Alaska Airport authorities tried to contact Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) to have them get the map fixed.

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