Apple Maps Shed Light on North Korea

by Gabriel Mizrahi on September 29, 2012

The team over at The Amazing iOS6 Maps points out that there is one major advantage to Apple’s new maps app: It actually shows a few major cities in North Korea, whereas Google Maps does not.

You might have noticed as much in our recent post about the accidental floating defector. North of the 38th parallel: Empty beige space. South of the 38th parallel: Cities! Borders! Highways!

Apple should hype this as a major win. If I ever found myself lost in NoKo (it happens), I’m opening up Apple Maps before turning to the Big G.

Oh wait — you can’t bring cell phones into the country. #WinFail

The image, courtesy of TAiOS6M:

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Bartek from Poland October 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Unfortunately, North Korean streets have been deleted from Apple maps :( (names of cities left)


Gabriel Mizrahi October 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Shortest route from Pyongyang to Kaesong… calculating… head down empty parkway… make left at third oversized statue… obey traffic guards… take subway to Chollima, allow additional 10 minutes for interminable escalator… estimated time: irrelevant; let us worry about that.


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