Apple are facing fresh criticism over their controversial new Maps application on iOS 6 after mounting evidence that they appear to be carrying out major construction and landscaping work in an effort to ensure that the world accurately represents their maps.
Apple have been quick to deny these allegations and state that the vast and unrelenting line of diggers, cranes, explosives trucks and other construction equipment emanating from their lair simply relates to "routine maintenance."
However, residents in Ballymartin, a small fishing village in Northern Ireland, report that they awoke yesterday to find that their entire village had been moved from its seaside location and was now perched precariously on a cliff top in the Mourne Mountains. Locals report that this was the location of the town according to Apple Maps.
Local councillor, Gary O'Reilly, indicated that there had seemed to be a lot of helicopter activity and loud noise during the night, but that locals had just put it down to police and coast guard activity. "When we awoke the next morning, we found that the entire village had been moved," he said. "We saw a few workmen packing up their tools and leaving, but when we asked them what was going on, they just said, "Look, mate, best not to ask too many questions. If Apple say you live here now then you fucking live here now. Okay?"
Police are also believed to be investigating the near-drowning of a sleeping man in Aberdeen, after a river appeared to be diverted from its normal course to match the course shown on Apple Maps, resulting in it flowing directly through his basement flat.
Meanwhile, concern is growing for the residents of places like Stratford On Avon, which had been omitted from the maps completely, amid growing rumours of a large smoking hole in the ground where, according to less modern and non-Apple maps, the town is believed to have stood.