New York’s Algemeiner Journal has reported that the Maps application on Apple’s new iPhone does not list Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, adding to a barrage of complaints that has marred the success of the IT giant’s latest product launch.
In addition, the world clock feature lists Jerusalem as having no affiliated country.
This follows a number of controversies over the naming of the Israeli capital only this year.
In the UK the BBC was attacked for listing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, whilst neglecting to name the Israeli capital altogether. British newspaper The Guardian was also forced to issue an apology following complaints that it named Tel Aviv as the country’s capital, this has since been changed, although Jerusalem is still not listed as the capital of the Jewish state.
Only last month US President Barack Obama was forced to intervene personally to reinstate the name of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital after it was dropped from the official wording of the Democrat Party’s platform.
Most foreign embassies in Israel are currently located in Tel Aviv as much of the international community does not recognize Jerusalem as the country’s capital.