The Apple Roundup: Taiwan complains that Apple Maps works too well

With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Apple’s Maps app has been lambasted for being, in some cases, inaccurate. Now comes a complaint that it is too accurate: The Associated Press reports the government of Taiwan wants Apple to blur images of a secure military installation on its Maps the way Google and other mapping services have already done.
  • CNN finds some iPhone 5 photographers aren’t happy with an Apple explanation of a purple-ish glare popping up in some photos nor its proposed solution, which amounts to “angle the camera differently.”
  • In a somewhat surprising pairing of partners and rivals, Apple is teaming up with Google(s GOOG), Microsoft(s MSFT), Facebook(s FB) and other tech companies to work on HTML5 development, in an effort called Web Platform Docs. (via The Guardian)
  • The launch of the iPhone 5 is Apple’s fastest yet. A new report from BGR says India will get the device by the end of this month, and that Apple is planning to do more direct selling instead of relying on local carriers.
  • The Mac Observer compares Apple’s practice of limiting or preventing iOS device owners from removing or hiding built-in apps to PC “crapware” of the past.