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As part of its continued push to expand the availability of features to more locations worldwide, Apple has begun to survey Hong Kong for Apple Maps' "Look Around" feature, which offers users a 360-degree immersive panoramic look of a city or location.

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Apple says that it is surveying all of Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong islands, Kowloon, New Territories, and the Macao Bridge. Image collection started this month and is expected to continue until July.

Apple says that privacy remains a core attribute to its efforts to survey any location or city, including Hong Kong. For example, Apple automatically blurs faces and vehicle license plates that may have appeared in its images. However, users can also request that other personal information or property that may have been caught on camera be blurred before publication on Apple Maps.

Article Link: Apple Maps Begins Surveying Hong Kong for 'Look Around'
 
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SirAnthonyHopkins

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Hong Kong Island is singular, it’s not a group of islands, but rather one big island. The “Macao Bridge” is officially the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge.

Not sure how popular the British view on this will prove to a Hongkonger, but here "Hong Kong" covers the whole territory, of which Hong Kong Island is one part, but the territory of Hong Kong also comprises several other islands, so the phrase "Hong Kong islands" is perfectly correct.

Happy to be corrected if this isn't how an actual Hongkonger would use the term.
 

Lerxt

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Not sure how popular the British view on this will prove to a Hongkonger, but here "Hong Kong" covers the whole territory, of which Hong Kong Island is one part, but the territory of Hong Kong also comprises several other islands, so the phrase "Hong Kong islands" is perfectly correct.

Happy to be corrected if this isn't how an actual Hongkonger would use the term.
Hong Kong Islands is not a term a Hong Konger would recognize. The territory is colloquially known as Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is the island only, in HK it's known as Hong Kong Island.
 

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Hong Kong Islands is not a term a Hong Konger would recognize. The territory is colloquially known as Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is the island only, in HK it's known as Hong Kong Island.
Internationally, Hong Kong refers to the whole SAR which includes Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories.
 

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Not sure how popular the British view on this will prove to a Hongkonger, but here "Hong Kong" covers the whole territory, of which Hong Kong Island is one part, but the territory of Hong Kong also comprises several other islands, so the phrase "Hong Kong islands" is perfectly correct.

Happy to be corrected if this isn't how an actual Hongkonger would use the term.
Those islands are actually counted as part of the New Territories.
 
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hdn

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Not sure how popular the British view on this will prove to a Hongkonger, but here "Hong Kong" covers the whole territory, of which Hong Kong Island is one part, but the territory of Hong Kong also comprises several other islands, so the phrase "Hong Kong islands" is perfectly correct.

Happy to be corrected if this isn't how an actual Hongkonger would use the term.
The phrase “Hong Kong islands” is not correct in this context. The issue is, the author wrote “including the Hong Kong islands, Kowloon, New Territories”, instead of just “the Hong Kong islands”, which is arguably correct, though the upper part of Hong Kong, including Kowloon and a major part of the New Territories, is technically not an island. And as the above comment notes, the New Territories already encompasses the outlying islands, which renders the term ”Hong Kong islands” redundant and out of place.

Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories are the three main regions/areas of Hong Kong. These are also the names Apple listed on their website. The author likely misinterpreted Hong Kong Island as as group of islands and rewrote it during copy editing.

I do apologize if I seemed a little pedantic with my initial comment, I just noticed the error and wanted to point it out.
 
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SirAnthonyHopkins

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The phrase “Hong Kong islands” is not correct in this context. The issue is, the author wrote “including the Hong Kong islands, Kowloon, New Territories”, instead of just “the Hong Kong islands”, which is arguably correct, though the upper part of Hong Kong, including Kowloon and a major part of the New Territories, is technically not an island. And as the above comment notes, the New Territories already encompasses the outlying islands, which renders the term ”Hong Kong islands” redundant and out of place.

Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories are the three main regions/areas of Hong Kong. These are also the names Apple listed on their website. The author likely misinterpreted Hong Kong Island as as group of islands and rewrote it during copy editing.

I do apologize if I seemed a little pedantic with my initial comment, I just noticed the error and wanted to point it out.
Ah. See you what you mean. Point taken!
 

Anson_431

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Hong Kong Islands is not a term a Hong Konger would recognize. The territory is colloquially known as Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is the island only, in HK it's known as Hong Kong Island.
Given its use of Hong Kong islands, I'd expect Apple to survey outlying islands like Cheung Chau and Lamma Island lol

I do wonder how comprehensive Apple will be for the survey as a Hong Konger
 

Anson_431

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Gotta include Po Toi too, given it is the southernmost part of HK. :D
Agreed! With the wording I’d expect literally all the islands of HK like you do!

Sadly though from the official statement it seems they’d be skipping them😞
 
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ryuok

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How about getting Lane Guidance out first? It's the only thing that stops drivers from switching over from Google Maps.
 

tonileung

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I am a Hongkonger. Thanks for all your interest in discussion about Hong Kong.
Yes although we have many more little islands in HK, when we say “Hong Kong Island” we are referring to the big one only. In Cantonese we say “Hong Kong dou” or “”Kong dou”.

When we talk about the other little islands, we’ll say “lei dou” (means outlying islands), or each of their individual names. 😄
 

Dreamer2go

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I am a Hongkonger. Thanks for all your interest in discussion about Hong Kong.
Yes although we have many more little islands in HK, when we say “Hong Kong Island” we are referring to the big one only. In Cantonese we say “Hong Kong dou” or “”Kong dou”.

When we talk about the other little islands, we’ll say “lei dou” (means outlying islands), or each of their individual names. 😄
Can concur!
 
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