Whilst the general consensus regarding Apple’s maps suggests a lack of detail and polish, one party has claimed rather the opposite.
Turkish website Soycalmedya has claimed that Apple’s decision to use a high resolution image of a prison is a threat to national security. Imrali Island is home to a maximum security prison and is designated a Military Forbidden Zone. Anyone who is judged to have even sketched these locations, never mind photographed them, is liable to suffer a fine or even imprisonment.
Apple provides an incredibly high level of detail, depicting what is a very sensitive location. And it’s the same elsewhere, including Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA. Apple’s maps are again very clear in this location , as they are at a NATO airbase in Germany and a Dutch tank workshop.
This all seems a little ironic, considering Apple’s map software has so far been slated for being so poor. However, it’s still a problem that needs addressed, because if it isn’t corrected, it could land Apple in trouble that stretches beyond the wrath of its customers.