Apple Maps is too good... for Taiwan's military secrets
This follows after last week Turkish Sosyalmedya accused rang alert over a picture of maximum security prison. Now, Taiwan is asking Apple to blur a radar installation under construction that is right now visible on the company’s maps.
“Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station… The 10-storey high radar installation built with U.S. technology is expected to go online later this year. It’s near the Hsinchu Airbase in northern Taiwan.”
“Apple should follow its rival Google in using only low-resolution satellite pictures.” The station is situated near Hsinchu Airbase in northern Taiwan and monitors aircrafts and missiles that could come from “as far as western China.”
source: Associated Press
1. Astro551 (Posts: 42; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
lol apple finally get's something right.... nek minnit. Taiwanese government. Conspiracy!! poor apple :P
17. MeoCao (unregistered)
Steve Jobs once said about iPhone's virtual keyboard: "when you don't need it's not there, when you need it it's there".
Well with Apple's map "when you need it's not there, but when you don't it just won't go away"
19. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
23. Connie.Linghus (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)
Personally, there should be an App' to make Apple go away!
24. Stuntman (Posts: 643; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
The problem with a virtual keyboard is that it covers up the screen that you still need.
30. jroc74 (Posts: 3628; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This is amazing. Apple cant get a break...lol. And Google Maps having a blurry image was actually a good thing.
Makes me feel extra good about Google Maps and privacy now. Wonder what all the privacy folks that hate on Google have to say...lol
2. doejon (Posts: 289; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
"Apple Maps is too good... for Taiwan's military secrets"
or even to worse
3. ibap (Posts: 669; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
"This follows after last week Turkish Sosyalmedya accused rang alert over a picture of maximum security prison." - say what?
4. darktranquillity (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Don worry taiwan, if china tries to bomb your radar fascility based on apple maps, it'll fall on indian ocean.
8. wando77 (Posts: 228; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
This made me laugh out loud..... people are staring at me
11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
you made my day lol. +1
15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
yeah but designed in CA lol
5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1469; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Yeah...but try to get apple maps to navigate you there. Probably end up at the white house.
6. Cyan3boN (Posts: 420; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
They made AL-Qaeda's job easier. wait till they release em in 3D. and APPLE will have an entirely new audience with AK47's LOL.....
14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
yeah they itried hard & ifailed harder
16. Bernoulli (Posts: 1335; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
I don't know why they're flipping out, Nokia maps still looks even better than craple's
22. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Now your just trolling with this comment, take a look again, at both of those images and tell me that, apple's, picture is not more clear then nokias? if nokia's picture was better looking then apple's, Then the article would read "Apple and Nokia maps are too good....for Taiwan's military secrets".
27. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
doesn't change the simple fact nokia maps is better then apple maps plus as with nokia there images have better natural colours, apples are saturated if you look
33. Bernoulli (Posts: 1335; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Because this is iPhone arena!! And go on, hell you can even see a better blue spot in the building in the Nokia maps.
21. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
"Taiwan's military secrets"
25. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Hmm. HTC is based in Taiwan. China hates Taiwan. Apple hates HTC. COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT!
26. biophone (Posts: 1879; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Lol funny sniggs. This is all apple's evil plot to destroy android phone manufacturers.
29. someones4 (Posts: 608; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Apple: No problem, we will turn your country into a doodle just in case.
32. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
taiwan: apple blur the images of the radar station
apple: alright do you want the map to be black and white or we'll just color it Purple?