Sorry, Broken Hill

In Apple’s world-view South Hedland is more important than Port Hedland;1 Canberra doesn’t warrant its own label; and the western division of New South Wales and north-western Victoria are not quite civilized enough for day-one delivery.2 The fact that Hobart doesn’t get a label (nor Launceston) makes it look like in fact some of these iPhones are shipping from Antarctica—otherwise why are there those darker bands at the south of Tasmania?


  1. Presumably South Hedland is the locality where there is actually a TNT landing-site for Australia.
  2. Not many surprises there


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