Apple Maps is too good... for Taiwan's military secrets

Apple Maps is too good... for Taiwan's military secrets
Apple Maps might not be the mapping solutions users want and like, but it is there and at least until Google Maps releases a native third-party app, most users will probably stick to it. But while it won’t be nearly as good for them, it is too good for Taiwan. Turns out, while Google Maps has blurred images of Taiwanese military installations on purpose, in Apple Maps everything is crystal clear.

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.


“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

Apple Maps is too good... for Taiwan's military secrets

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28 Comments

1. Astro551

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 18, 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" LOL

19. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

lmao +1 sir

23. Connie.Linghus

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Personally, there should be an App' to make Apple go away!

24. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

The problem with a virtual keyboard is that it covers up the screen that you still need.

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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

31. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

sarcasm

2. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

"Apple Maps is too good... for Taiwan's military secrets" or even to worse

3. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

"This follows after last week Turkish Sosyalmedya accused rang alert over a picture of maximum security prison." - say what?

4. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 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: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

This made me laugh out loud..... people are staring at me

18. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Yep! me too.

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Your destination is wrong!

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

you made my day lol. +1

13. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Hey, it's made in China anyway.

15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah but designed in CA lol

20. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

That makes it better. lol

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hahaha, very nice. xD

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 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.....

7. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

No, I don't believed Apple is supperior.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

iGuess Apple tired too hard!

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah they itried hard & ifailed harder

12. Savage unregistered

Well, atleast they got SOMETHING accurate.

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

"Taiwan's military secrets" not anymore

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hmm. HTC is based in Taiwan. China hates Taiwan. Apple hates HTC. COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT!

26. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Lol funny sniggs. This is all apple's evil plot to destroy android phone manufacturers.

29. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Apple: No problem, we will turn your country into a doodle just in case.

32. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 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?

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