Blackburn? It doesn’t exist, says the iPhone!

THERE’S Something missing The iPhone’s map app shows East Lancashire ... but where is Blackburn?

THERE’S Something missing The iPhone’s map app shows East Lancashire ... but where is Blackburn?

First published in News

A GLITCH in the iPhone’s new software update has led to several East Lancashire towns being wiped from the map.

Inaccuracies and misplaced towns in Apple's new map software have led to confusion for many users.

Anyone searching for Blackburn is shown Hyndburn on the map and when they zoom into the area, the pin is showing in Langho.

Other missing towns also include Nelson, Rawtenstall and Colne.

However, smaller geographical areas of East Lancashire including Church, near Accrington and Newchurch near Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Holcombe have pride of place.

Prof Steve Furber, from the University of Manchester, helped Apple create their processors. He said: “Up until the latest management system update, Apple has always used Google maps. By Apple introducing their own mapping software they are able to introduce new never seen before features such as 3D mapping and the ability to fly over certain areas.

“Obviously this new system is intended to be used as another marketing advantage for iPhone and iPad products.

“Apple recognises it has made some glitches with the new software and to be honest I don’t think it is a massive job to fix.

“The problems is with the data they have collected in their iCloud system rather than in the software downloaded on the handset.

“Apple will be relying on users to report wrong or missing data so they can iron out the problem.”

Apple created its new mapping system with help from navigation product creator TomTom and others.

TomTom said it provided only data and was not responsible for how it worked.

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3:15pm Wed 26 Sep 12

b12simon says...

Wishful thinking?
Wishful thinking? b12simon
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3:16pm Wed 26 Sep 12

burner says...

You're looking up the wrong thing . . . . it's now called Keanstown !
You're looking up the wrong thing . . . . it's now called Keanstown ! burner
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3:59pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Gaius Grossus says...

Was the app made in Burnley?
Was the app made in Burnley? Gaius Grossus
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4:04pm Wed 26 Sep 12

spongebob74 says...

aww what a shame poor blackburn. now you know how us darreners feel when we are overlooked!!!
aww what a shame poor blackburn. now you know how us darreners feel when we are overlooked!!! spongebob74
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4:14pm Wed 26 Sep 12

nil bye mouth says...

HA HA HA It just had to be dumpburn what a terrible place to live your life.
HA HA HA It just had to be dumpburn what a terrible place to live your life. nil bye mouth
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4:17pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Mikeee47 says...

Keep up LET this is old news your almost a week behind everone else,

Bring back google maps
Keep up LET this is old news your almost a week behind everone else, Bring back google maps Mikeee47
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4:40pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Reality50 says...

Islamabad and Karachi are on the map so maybe they left Blackburn out as it resembles those places anyway!
Islamabad and Karachi are on the map so maybe they left Blackburn out as it resembles those places anyway! Reality50
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4:49pm Wed 26 Sep 12

oldblue says...

nil bye mouth wrote:
HA HA HA It just had to be dumpburn what a terrible place to live your life.
Could be worse, could be Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]nil bye mouth[/bold] wrote: HA HA HA It just had to be dumpburn what a terrible place to live your life.[/p][/quote]Could be worse, could be Burnley. oldblue
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5:04pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Ivan hard 1 says...

Never mind. I won't miss it
Never mind. I won't miss it Ivan hard 1
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7:10pm Wed 26 Sep 12

mikebuk says...

I'm getting South Shore specified rather than Blackpool as a whole on mine.
I'm getting South Shore specified rather than Blackpool as a whole on mine. mikebuk
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7:13pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

LOL iPhone users pay top $ and get this, should have bought Android suckers :)
LOL iPhone users pay top $ and get this, should have bought Android suckers :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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8:23pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Carl_24 says...

HAHAHA if only iPhone.

And this comes from someone who lives in Blackburn. :D
HAHAHA if only iPhone. And this comes from someone who lives in Blackburn. :D Carl_24
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12:35pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Kelly3 says...

The maps in the latest software are showing (or not showing) all kinds of crazy things. Maybe they are displaying a vision of the future....
The maps in the latest software are showing (or not showing) all kinds of crazy things. Maybe they are displaying a vision of the future.... Kelly3
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12:40pm Thu 27 Sep 12

jack denials says...

Reality50 wrote:
Islamabad and Karachi are on the map so maybe they left Blackburn out as it resembles those places anyway!
New app being offered on the new iPhone - Ethnic Cleansing UK - a purposeful and wishful app designed by apple to remove by wiping and not recognising the civilian population of several ethnic or religious groups from certain geographic areas.

Was it really worth waiting this long for the new iPhone?
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Islamabad and Karachi are on the map so maybe they left Blackburn out as it resembles those places anyway![/p][/quote]New app being offered on the new iPhone - Ethnic Cleansing UK - a purposeful and wishful app designed by apple to remove by wiping and not recognising the civilian population of several ethnic or religious groups from certain geographic areas. Was it really worth waiting this long for the new iPhone? jack denials
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