Apple recognizes Palestine

Apple geographical ap
Apple geographical ap

From Scott Roth’s twitter feed, ‏@scottroth76, here are four tweets from last night:

Check it out. If you have an iPhone go to wx app and type in East Jerusalem, Nablus etc. See what it says. When did this start? Anyone?

The native weather app on the iPhone now lists major Palestinian cities in the WB as Palestine, no longer as WB. Even E. Jerusalem! Bravo!

The flip side, type Jerusalem and it says Israel. Before it didn’t list a country. It was just *Jerusalem*.

Which Israeli representative is yelling at [Apple ceo] Tim Cook right now?

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7 Responses

  1. pabelmont
    November 2, 2012, 11:10 am

    Interesting. But it should say “West Jerusalem, Israel” and “Jerusalem, Israel or Palestine”. Tell ’em, OK?

  2. Annie Robbins
    November 2, 2012, 11:56 am


  3. FreddyV
    November 2, 2012, 12:22 pm

    Interesting. The weather app is powered by Yahoo.

    I checked out EJ, Ram Allah and Nablus and they’re all coming up as Palestine.

  4. radii
    November 2, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Apple has more net worth than most countries on Earth so they can tell israeli lobby to jump in a lake

  5. LanceThruster
    November 2, 2012, 4:13 pm

    It’s truly amazing what a difference random acts of truth make.

  6. piotr
    November 2, 2012, 4:25 pm

    There was a discussion on delivery times to Israel and occupied territories when SAT tests were delayed for one of the two location (but not both). I was thinking about organizing a charitable wager/race: find some receipients in occupied territories, Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv and order some gifts for children and compare how long it takes from USA or Europe.

    But I cannot see how one can ship to occupied territories using UPS. There is no Palestine or West Bank on the list of destinations, and inside “Israel” there is no Ramallah. It seems that for UPS, occupied territories are like central Greenland: no people, no destinations. This is already somewhat weird.

    If a shipping option can be work out, perhaps we could agree what to ship (e.g. a toy or book or video from in price range 20-30, and avoiding katanas and other stuff that can drive customs insane), find addresses from Mondoweiss friends in the region, and we would have educational results, and perhaps even some happy kids, plus a sappy story how people who have (and do not have) different religions get together at the time of Winter Solstice etc.

  7. ckg
    November 2, 2012, 8:23 pm

    Nokia Maps thinks Ramallah is in Israel.

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