Victor Wynne

Apple Maps and Weather now say Crimea is part of Ukraine

source:mashable.com

Amanda Yeo:

Apple’s Maps and Weather apps now mark Crimea as part of Ukraine when accessed outside of Russia. It appears the company has quietly updated its stance on the territorial dispute. Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine may have something to do with it.

Previously, Apple’s apps tried to sidestep the issue by refusing to record Crimea as part of any country when accessed in most places. However, in 2019 Apple updated its Maps and Weather apps to show Crimea as part of Russia when viewed within Russia, defying international consensus and angering Ukrainians.