Nov 27, 2019

Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands

Apple has complied with Russian demands to show Crimea as part of Russian territory on its apps. The region is now displayed as Russian territory on Apple Maps and Weather, when viewed from inside Russia. Apple Maps and Weather do not show Crimea as part of any country, when viewed outside Russia. APPLE WEATHER. The State Duma, the Russian parliament's lower house, said in a statement: "Crimea and Sevastopol now appear on Apple devices as Russian territory." Apple had been in talks with Russia for several months over what the State Duma described as "Inaccuracy" in the way Crimea was labelled.

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