Apple recognized Crimea as part of Russia to comply with local law
30.11.2019 0 Comments
Apple made a rather strange decision, which seems like a frank spit in the face of the entire Ukrainian community of developers and users. Apple decided to change the geographical location of Crimea in the Apple Maps and Weather applications, agreeing to assign the Ukrainian peninsula to Russia in order to comply with local legislation.
Immediately, we stipulate that Apple will show Crimea to Russian only for Russian users, but, in fact, in this case, it does not change anything. The decision contradicts Washington’s official position – the United States, like most other countries, does not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
Just checked on my phone, it's true!
Apple has complied with Moscow’s demands to show Crimea, annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as Russian territory. Crimea & the cities of Sevastopol & Simferopol are now displayed as Rus. territory on Apple’s map & weather apps when used in Russia
– Will Vernon (@BBCWillVernon) November 27, 2019
There is nothing to comment here, but we will wait for Washington’s official reaction to this very strange decision of the American company.
Recall that last year, the developers of the OpenStreetMap mapping service also recognized Crimea as part of the Russian Federation, but as a result, the peninsula was returned to Ukraine under public pressure.