Taiwanese government demand Apple Maps changes

Jordan O'Brien
October 31, 2013

Apple Maps has made many mistakes in the past, especially when it started directing people through a runway, but it’s never felt the wrath of the Taiwanese government who has kicked up a fuss towards Apple after the island country was listed as a ‘province of China’.

The head of Taiwan’s Ministry of North American Affaris said that the listing is not only far from the truth, but it also degrading for the country. The department has said that it will be contacting Apple to correct the mistake as soon as possible.

Apple has released the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Taiwan in October, and many fans have taken online to express their disappointment at the mistake — which is not only done in the traditional Chinese language, but it also found to be a mistake in the English version of the maps.

Whilst this may be a massive blunder for Apple, who has suffered from countless mistakes from its mapping software, Google also made the mistake back in 2005.

Source: Central News AgencyVia: ZDNET

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