Apple’s sad response an hour later:
Thank you for your recent inquiry and interest in publishing your business locations via our new Business Portal.
At this time, we are only accepting bulk submissions from businesses with at least 10,000 locations.
In the meantime, you may want to research the service offerings provided by the following companies that currently provide us business listing information on behalf of their clients: (in alphabetical order): DAC Group, E-WEGO, Location3 Media, Marquette Group, NavAds, Neustar/Localeze, PagesJaunes (France), Placeable, PositionTech/allLocal, SIM Partners, SinglePlatform, UBL, YellowPages/PagesJaunes (Canada), Yellow Pages Turkey, Yelp, Yext and Yodle.
Please note: Information about third party services is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Apple does not warrant or guarantee any particular result (including publication of your business in Apple Maps) or the accuracy or reliability of any services provided by any third parties referenced herein.
-Maps Connect Team