Apple Maps, Weather Apps Start Showing Crimea as Part of Ukraine Following Russian Invasion

Apple Maps and Climate apps at the moment are exhibiting Crimea as part of Ukraine — one other transfer by the Cupertino big to distance itself from Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine. The change is relevant to all customers exterior Russia. Up till now, Apple was not exhibiting Crimea as part of any nation when viewing from nations besides Russia. The corporate is, nevertheless, nonetheless exhibiting the Black Sea peninsula as part of Russia when seen throughout the nation.

The pre-installed Apple Maps and Climate apps on Apple units have began exhibiting Crimea inside Ukraine when viewing from exterior Russia. The change seems to be part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to chop its ties with the Russian Federation over its conflict in opposition to Ukraine.

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Apple Maps are exhibiting Crimea part of Ukraine when viewing from India and different nations besides Russia


In 2019, Apple complied with Moscow’s calls for to start out exhibiting Crimea as part of Russia when used within the nation. The transfer was denounced by Ukraine on the time.

Apple additionally later clarified that it critiques home legal guidelines alongside worldwide legislation and related US legal guidelines earlier than making a willpower in labelling its Maps.

As reported by Mashable, Apple is just not bringing any adjustments to its customers in Russia. The replace is, nevertheless, in place for all Apple customers in different nations.

Devices 360 has reached out to Apple for a touch upon the change and can replace this text when the corporate responds.

Not like Apple, Google Maps continues to be exhibiting Crimea as an unbiased area for customers exterior Russia.

The standing of Crimea is disputed. The peninsula in Japanese Europe was seized by Russian troops and annexed by Moscow in March 2014. The transfer has since been criticised by Ukraine.

Earlier this week, Apple stopped gross sales of its units together with the iPhone in Russia to indicate help for Ukraine within the midst of the Russian invasion. The corporate additionally eliminated apps of Russian state media from the App Retailer in nations exterior of Russia. Moreover, Apple Pay has been suspended within the nation because of the sanctions imposed by the US authorities and European Union in addition to the restrictions thought of by the Central Financial institution of Russia.

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