iPhone claims that people don’t live in Gibraltar

iPhone claims people don’t live in Gibraltar, her Majesty’s empire crumbles

According to the iPhone, Gibratler and a string of other British Overseas Territories are completely empty. The Queen will not be happy

As far as cock-ups go, this is one to remember.

The iPhone refuses to accept that people live in Gibraltar, with the blower allegedly unable to register the country name to users’ phone contacts, tech site TheRegister reports.

The Apple handset is also refusing to acknowledge that The Cook Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and the Caicos Islands, which is home to about 32,000 people, aren’t populated either, a reader flagged up to the website.

Android handsets on the other hand are fully aware of the existence of the British Overseas territories.

However, it’s not all bad news: the iPhone seems to recognise more globally famous British Overseas Territories, with the Falklands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands all getting a shout out by the popular handset.

This is actually quite an embarrassing turn of events for Apple, who announced iMaps at WWDC earlier this week, which will replace Google Maps in iOS 6.

Let’s hope the bods over at Cupertino take a few geography classes before rolling it out.

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