iOS6 Apple Maps Feature Shows No Capital City for State of Israel

September 21, 2012 11:06 am 15 comments

World Clock function fails to associate Israel with the city of Jerusalem. Photo: screenshot.

Apple’s new operating system iOS6 was released earlier this week, and one of the highly touted features is the addition of Apple Maps, but the new mapping feature fails to list Jersualem as the capital of Israel.  In fact, according to the new Apple Maps application, Israel has no capital city.

The World Clock function, which allows users to pick a city and set the time on their device according to the local time zone, lists Jerusalem as a city with no affiliated country.

In the newly released Apple Maps, capital cities are noted with encircled 5-point stars, and Israel is the only country with no such notation.

Scroll down to view photos of the Apple Maps and World Clock functions, which fail to list a capital for the state of Israel.

World Clock function failing to associate Israel with the city of Jerusalem. Photo: screenshot.

Israel with no capital city in new iOS6 Apple Maps. Photo: screenshot.

15 Comments

  • It seems like a glitch in apple maps feature. I’m sure they’ll fix it soon.
    I’m Palestinian. I just want a land to call my home. Where do you suppose I should go? No Arab nation will take me and I cannot go back to my hometown where I was born. Where do you suppose I should go?
    I want a home, just like you do.
    I want to have a family, just like you do.
    I want to live a good life, just as much as you want to.

    The land, well, it’s not mine, and dare I say it’s not yours either. It was a gift.
    Now for me to be born in that land, it was not my choice. For you to be born in that land, it was not your choice. For me (or you) to be born in a Muslim family, a Christian family, a Jewish family, or any other family was not our choice.
    But we have choices to make everyday.
    Hate is a choice. Love is a choice.
    Forgiveness is a choice. Tolerance is a choice.
    Using force is a choice. Denying someone else the same rights that you wish to have is a choice. Living and letting others live is a choice.
    Whatever this Israeli-Palestinian issue is about, the choices that we make today will pave the path for the future generations. Enough with the fighting.

  • I can’t even get Jerusalem addresses for hotels where I can in Tel Aviv. Are they just ignoring Jerusalem?

  • There is a fix for this:
    Israel should return the stolen land to the palestinians, and Jerusalem will automatically change back to: Jerusalem, Palestine

    • If we only had a fix for people like you. Then we would be on to something.

    • You attack a country and lose, you risk losing your own land. Guess that shouldn’t have attacked if they weren’t willing to risk losing.

    • There is no such thing as “Palestinians” – Palestine is a Roman-coined euphemism for Judea – the land of the Jews. Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel. As far as returning stolen land, Arabs should return Medina to its original Jewish inhabitants, and withdraw from the lands they occupied in Muslim conquests back to Arabia/Yemen.

    • Easier still. Idiots like you who believe the fakeastinian bs go back to school and pay attention in history class.

    • You are mistaken in your facts Saad. Israel was in the hands of the British prior to 1948, and the Ottoman Empire for centuries prior to that. Ignorance and hate are applicable descriptive words for you my friend. Try reading a book once in awhile instead of regurgitating the same old rhetoric.

    • Mordechai Abu Dibs

      Simon Saad – you are ignorant and misleading – there is no such thing as palestine or palestinian people – it is a myth perpetuated by the arabs over the past 100 years. there are Jordanian arabs, Egytian arabs, Syrian arabs, Lebanesa arabs and Israeli arabs – please go back to school – if you ever have been in one – and study history – there never was a palestinian people who owned land anywhere in the Middle East – perhaps in Detroit, Michigan. As a matter of fact Jerusalem – or Al Kuds as your people call it is not mentioned in the Koran – not even once -Jerusalem always has been and always will be the capital of the State of Israel. As for you Mr. Saad – as your name implies – you seriously need help!!

    • Michael Shafron

      Stop drinking Kool-Ade, pal. First of all, there has never been a Palestinian people until Yassir Arafat invented it. Second, Jerusalem has been the Capitol of the Jewish people for thousands of years and will continue to be so for eternity. Thirdly, the so called Palestinian people are located on Jewish Biblical Land, so who is stealing land? Facts are a stubborn thing for some people.

    • Do your homework and look up what the UN did to create Israel. It is all there to read.
      Ever wonder why Jordan thru out the Palestinians? I’m sure you have not.

  • Gaelic Kahala Saez

    How/Where can I contact at Apple to complain about this? Let’s start a campaign.

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