Voice assistant on the Apple iPhone and Apple Watch considers Crimea an Autonomous Republic of Ukraine. This fact may raise questions of the Federal service for supervision in the sphere of Telecom, information technologies and mass communications, because it is not relevant Russian legislation.
Readers MacDigger drew attention to the work of the voice assistant Siri in the iPhone. If you ask the weather in the cities of the Crimean Peninsula, the program will tell you what region it considers a particular locality. Sevastopol, Yalta, Simferopol and other cities of the Crimea Siri considers the territory of Ukraine.
Siri does not recognize Crimea as part of Russia
In this case, the Apple maps in iOS 10 the Crimea is the subject of the Russian Federation. In previous versions of the operating system, particularly in iOS 7, it still is Ukrainian.
On the Apple maps in iOS 10 the Crimea is part of Russia
Earlier it was reported that “Yandex” has decided to adjust the mapping service Yandex.Map political position of each country, i.e., display territorial accessory of the Crimean Peninsula in different ways for the Internet users of Russia and Ukraine. Map service Mail.ru also definitely turned the Peninsula into the Russian Federation.
In the Google Maps app not specified the ownership of the Crimea
But Google wrote that the Peninsula “is the subject of territorial disputes” between Russia and Ukraine. Previously on Google Maps Peninsula was considered an Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.