Apple has up to date its Maps and Climate apps to indicate that Crimea is part of Ukraine for customers exterior of Russia.
As famous by Mashable:
Apple’s Maps and Climate apps now mark Crimea as a part of Ukraine when accessed exterior of Russia. It seems the corporate has quietly up to date its stance on the territorial dispute. Russia’s latest invasion of Ukraine might have one thing to do with it.
The report doesn’t be aware whether or not the change is mirrored in Russia, nonetheless, iMore can verify that the territory remains to be listed as a part of Russia when accessed from contained in the Russian Federation.
Apple modified the designation of Crimea and Sevastopol on the behest of the Russian authorities in 2019, drawing staunch criticism internationally and from Ukraine on the time. From 2019:
Yesterday, November 27, it emerged that Apple had amended the areas of Crimea and Sevastopol, in order that they seem as Russian territories when utilizing Maps and Climate. The change solely impacts customers residing in Russia, just like different earlier regional adjustments Apple has made to iOS, for instance, its determination to take away the flag of Taiwan from the emoji keyboard in Hong Kong and China.
The annexation of Crimea by Russia is an especially controversial topic within the area. Russia’s declare of possession is just not acknowledged by nearly all of the worldwide group, together with the EU and the US. The battle has killed greater than 13,000 folks.
It’s not clear when Apple made this variation, nonetheless it appears probably it was achieved in tandem with different measures the corporate has taken in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Apple has stopped promoting its merchandise within the nation and has eliminated Russian state-sponsored media from its platform.