15:07 13 October 2012
Just when you think iOS 6 cannot get any more problematic, news about Apple maps revealing Taiwan’s top-secret base makes it on the headline. Shocked Taiwanese officials are now working on getting Apple to blur aerial pictures of the sensitive £768million installation, which helps defend the country against feared Chinese missile attacks.
Defence spokesman David Lo said: “Regarding images taken by commercial satellites, legally we can do nothing about it.
“But we'll ask Apple to lower the resolution of satellite images of some confidential military establishments the way we've asked Google in the past.”
The top-secret radar base houses a highly-advanced ultra-high-frequency long-range radar that can reportedly detect missiles launched as far away as the city of Xinjiang.
As pointed out in a report by The Sun, this will give Taiwan crucial extra minutes of warning in the event of a Chinese missile attack. The base, which is located in the northern country of Hsinchu, is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
This isn’t the first time that iOS 6 has stumbled. Recent surveys state that Apple customer satisfaction drops for the first time due to iOS6. Because of this, Apple Boss Tim Crook issued a rather embarrassing public apology over the firm’s flawed software.
As of time of press, Apple has not yet received a formal request to remove the base’s images from its maps.
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