22 September 2012

The Next Web: “In China, Apple’s Maps Satellite Hybrid Views Only Show China, Taiwan”

So we were just checking out Apple’s new widely dissed Maps app, and found something extremely interesting: if you are in China on a domestic network (i.e. not on a VPN) and you look at the satellite or hybrid view, you only see China. That’s right, it seems the entire rest of the world is not available (Taiwan is included in the map, fyi, but the actual satellite images are scraped out). Chad Catacchio

Apple’s Reality Distortion Field meets China’s Great Firewall. A perfect match.

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