Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ Feature Now Available in Phoenix, Arizona

First A14 Benchmarks from iPad Air 4 Appear Online Benchmarks supposedly for Apple’s A14 Bionic processor in the iPad Air 4, first spotted by Twitter user “Ice Universe,” reveal that the A14 offers significant performance improvements over the iPhone 11’s A13 Bionic. A GeekBench benchmark for an “iPad13,2” with the motherboard number J308AP was uploaded […]

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Apple Maps Expands Public Transit Information and 3D View in Portugal and the Netherlands

Apple seems to have expanded Apple Maps transit information and the 3D view feature in Portugal and the Netherlands. According to iCulture, Apple has added 3D rendering of satelite images to the cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Zandvoort, Bloemendaal, Heemstede, Hoofddorp, Zaandam, and Aalsmeer. Previously, only Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Utrecht were viewable in 3D in the […]

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Apple Maps to Get Native Ratings System and Photo Uploads for Places of Interest

The latest iOS 14 beta 6 includes a new way for users to review places of interest and upload photos to Apple Maps that doesn’t rely on third party integrations. Images via Twitter user BeauGilesFirst spotted by Twitter user BeauGiles and reported by 9to5Mac, the new user interface for places of interest in Maps no […]

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Apple Maps Alerts International Travelers of Self-Isolation Guidance

Trio of Friends Set Out to Recreate the macOS Big Sur Wallpaper Last year, YouTuber and photographer Andrew Levitt teamed up with his friends Jacob Phillips and Taylor Gray to recreate all of Apple’s default wallpapers included in macOS Catalina. Photo Credit: Jacob Phillips Following Apple’s unveiling of macOS Big Sur at the WWDC conference […]

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Apple Maps Vehicles Now Surveying Finland, Norway, and Sweden

Apple Maps vehicles will be surveying select regions of Finland, Norway, and Sweden through August, collecting street-level imagery and data, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple’s website. The data collected will be used to improve Apple Maps and to expand its Look Around feature, which remains limited to large U.S. cities like […]

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Apple Maps Real-Time Transit Information Now Available in Several More Countries and Regions

Real-time transit information in Apple Maps has been expanded to multiple countries and metropolitan regions, Apple today confirmed in an update to its Feature Availability page (via iphone-ticker.de). In addition to regular public transport information, Apple now highlights several regions in which transit information is displayed in real time. These include the whole of Canada, […]

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Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Belgium and the Netherlands

Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Belgium and the Netherlands during June, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple’s website. The data collected will be used to improve Apple Maps and to expand its Look Around feature, which remains limited to a handful of U.S. cities. Introduced in iOS 13, Look Around is […]

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Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Live for Hong Kong Residents, Apple Pay Octopus Officially Launches

Apple has updated its Maps app to include real time transit directions and data for Hong Kong residents. Image credit: @HappyETwmc From today, local Apple Maps users can search for metro train stations, bus routes and ferry piers, and get real time transit information for services. The only limitation appears to be a lack of […]

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Apple Expands Reach of Mobility Trends Report Tool to Help Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Apple has significantly added to the data available through its Mobility Trends Reports tool using information collected from Apple Maps. Apple’s reports are designed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by providing helpful insights to local governments and health authorities, although anyone can use the tool to search by country, region, or city to […]

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Apple Maps Now Displaying COVID-19 Testing Locations in the U.S.

Apple Maps is now displaying COVID-19 testing locations across the United States, a feature that Apple began implementing earlier in April. When opening up the search interface in Maps, COVID-19 testing is now the first option in the list, and tapping it brings up all of the testing sites in your local area. Tapping on […]

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Apple Maps to Directly Display COVID-19 Testing Locations

Apple Maps will soon directly display COVID-19 testing locations alongside information specific to the site. Apple today launched an online portal for healthcare providers, labs, or other businesses, to register as COVID-19 testing locations. The ‌Apple Maps‌ team will then review the application, and upon approval the location will appear in ‌Apple Maps‌. Although the […]

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Apple Maps Focuses on Groceries, Food Delivery, Pharmacies and Hospitals When Searching

Apple has updated the search feature in the Apple Maps app to focus on categories that are most important to people right now: groceries, food delivery, pharmacies, hospitals, and urgent care. These category options come up first when searching, coming ahead of restaurants, fast food, gas stations, banks, and other categories that used to be […]

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