China is clearly stamping its clout to get their way! Here is the story…
Chinese people are thronging Apple stores in China to get their hands on coveted iPhone 4 – However, the new iPhones do seem to have some serious alterations done. The Mapping application on iPhone 4 seems to be clearly rigged by Chinese Government.
Here is a verbatim experience of a user who bought iPhone 4
I soon discovered that the Chinese version of the iPhone 4 comes with an aggravating quirk, though: The built-in Maps app is crippled. My phone’s base map is hard-wired to Google Maps’ censored dataset for China, where the depiction of China’s borders complies with the official propaganda of the Chinese government.
It does not, for example, show the region of Arunachal Pradesh as being disputed by China and India. On my phone, it belongs to China, even though the facts on the ground belie it — it is currently administered by India.
The is clear indication of the length at which Apple is going to please Chinese Government.
I think, what India should do is – direct all the Mobile companies in India to show whole of China as part of India :). Jokes apart, the important thing is that China is clearly not going to leave Arunachal Pradesh issue. I see this ballooning into a big controversy sooner or later.
What do you think ?