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Apple Maps, Weather app shows Crimea as Ukrainian territory

Apple users may notice a slight difference in their world map when viewing it from outside of Russia. The American tech giant has now labeled Crimea as part of Ukraine. Prior to this change, Crimea was not labeled under any country. The weather app also complies with this new change. The move comes amid the invasion of Ukraine at the hands of Russia. Also read – Ukraine Crisis: Developer Cyberpunk 2077 Ceases Sales in Russia, Belarus

Until 2014, the Crimean peninsula belonged to Ukraine. Russian troops invaded Crimea in 2014 and established a pro-Russian government. Russian President Vladimir Putin later ensured an extensive army presence in Crimea. The UN General Assembly has not recognized the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia. Also read – Ukraine’s pleas to disconnect Russia from the internet have been rejected

Both Google Maps and Apple Maps labeled Crimea, either under Ukraine or Russia. In 2019, Moscow asked Apple to show the region under Russian territory, at least within Russia. The American company obeyed. Now, three years later, Apple has decided to relabel Crimea under the Ukraine label. This also confirms the company’s tendency towards Ukraine in the Russo-Ukrainian war. Also read – Tesla offers help to Ukrainians with its supercharger network

Google has not made any changes to its maps so far. However, the company has removed a feature from the Maps application to help Ukrainian The Vanir-exoduss against Russian aggression. The company recently removed the indicators that indicated how busy an area is. This feature can be easily used to locate groups of people hiding from the Russian invading forces. Even other Alphabet Inc. properties, such as YouTube, have curbed Russian state media and removed the option to monetize videos.

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