Apple Maps now shows Crimea as part of Ukraine outside of Russia


Apple Maps and Weathers apps now show Crimea as part of Ukraine for users outside Russia, media reported.

Previously, Apple apps refused to register Crimea as part of any country when viewed in most places, Mashable reports.



In 2019, the tech giant updated its Maps and Weather apps to show that Crimea is part of Russia when viewed in Russia.

Apple Maps now shows Crimea as part of Ukraine when viewed outside of Russia, in what appears to be another silent update, amid Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine .

Apple has yet to comment on this quiet change.

Russia invaded and annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. In response, Russia was suspended from the G8 and subjected to several sanctions.

“Apple Maps and Weather now treat Crimea as Ukrainian territory when accessed from other countries, including the United States, Australia, and of course Ukraine,” the report said.

Apple also removed Sputnik and RT News from the App Store and disabled some Apple Pay services in the country.

“We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and support all people who are suffering because of the violence,” according to the company.

“We have taken a number of steps in response to the invasion. We will continue to assess the situation and are in communication with the governments concerned on the steps we are taking. We join everyone around the world in calling for peace,” he added. said in a statement.

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