Apple Maps Team Members Receive Unique Thank You Gift

Apple has been revamping its Maps app over the last few years, with the updated experience providing more detailed coverage of roads and buildings, faster and more accurate navigation, 3D views of landmarks in major cities, and more. In light of those efforts, Apple recently sent a unique gift to some employees working on the […]

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Apple’s Updated 3D Maps With Custom Landmarks Available in Philadelphia

Apple recently rolled out its updated 3D mapping experience in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to both Apple’s iOS 15 features page and reports on Twitter. With the launch of iOS 15 in September, Apple introduced an updated Apple Maps experience with 3D maps that feature additional detail and custom-designed landmarks in select cities. At launch, the […]

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Apple Rolls Out Updated Maps Interface in Australia

Apple today announced that it has expanded its updated Apple Maps app to Australia, with Maps now offering more detailed road coverage, improved navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, and improved views of parks, buildings, airports, shopping centers, and more. “Apple Maps is the best way to explore and navigate the world, all while protecting your privacy. We […]

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Apple to Roll Out 3D Maps With Custom-Designed Landmarks in Washington, D.C.

Apple today announced that a new 3D map of Washington, D.C. in the Apple Maps app will allow users to explore the city’s landmarks and memorials, such as the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The new mapping experience does not appear to be visible yet, but it likely […]

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Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out in Australia

Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:01 am PDT by Sami Fathi Following a promise of “later this year” in June, Apple has officially rolled out its new and updated Apple Maps in Australia. The new ‌Apple Maps‌ offers richer details in roads, parking lots, parks, buildings, airports, and more, and is part of Apple’s push to […]

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Apple Surveying Canada’s Largest Cities With Specialized Backpacks to Improve Maps

Apple Maps team members wearing specialized camera-equipped backpacks will be walking in Canada’s three largest cities of Toronto, Montréal, and Vancouver through October to help improve the Apple Maps app. Apple typically drives a fleet of vehicles around the world to collect Maps data, including street-level imagery for its Look Around feature, but it conducts […]

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Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out Across Italy

In July of this year, Apple began testing its revamped Maps experience across Italy, following rollouts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. Apple has now officially launched those Maps improvements in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, and Andorra, according to MacStories. The update brings a raft of previously unavailable […]

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Apple Expands Native Maps Rating and Review Feature to the U.S.

Apple appears to be expanding on the native Apple Maps review functionality that it first introduced in iOS 14, allowing ‌Apple Maps‌ users in the United States the option to review places of interest, restaurants, and other locations. In the ‌Apple Maps‌ app in ‌iOS 14‌ and iOS 15, U.S. users can now see an […]

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Apple Maps Users in the Netherlands Can Now Report Traffic Incidents

Fall 2021 Apple Event Rumors: iPhones in September, MacBook Pros in Late October, and More Thursday August 12, 2021 1:04 pm PDT by Sami Fathi This year, Apple has already released several new products, including new iPads, the 24-inch iMac, the new Apple TV, and of course, AirTags. Looking ahead to the next few weeks, […]

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Belgium Gains Real-Time Transit Information for Apple Maps

Android iMessage Competitor Puts Pressure on Apple Google and the three major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, will all support a new communications protocol on Android smartphones starting in 2022, a move that puts pressure on Apple to adopt a new cross-platform messaging standard and may present a challenge to iMessage. Verizon recently […]

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Revamped Apple Maps Now Being Tested in Italy

A few years ago, Apple announced that it would be revamping its Maps app with more detailed maps, better road coverage, and faster and more accurate navigation. The improvements have since rolled out in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain, and Apple is focusing on Italy next. According to Apple […]

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Maps in iOS 15 Now Factors Weather Warnings into Suggested Routes

With each iteration, Apple Maps has been getting better at highlighting current traffic incidents and conditions like road closures so you know what to expect on suggested routes. And it looks like as of iOS 15 Beta 3, Maps will now factor weather warnings into your car journeys, too. Image credit: ChrisSDreiling First spotted by […]

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Apple Maps Vehicles Collecting ‘Look Around’ Imagery in Several More Countries

Apple Maps vehicles rigged with LiDAR equipment are collecting street-level imagery and data in several more countries and regions this summer, including Austria, Switzerland, and Hong Kong, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple’s website. The vehicles have also returned to Belgium to survey additional regions after focusing on the Brussels area last […]

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iOS 15: How to Set Leaving and Arrival Times for Driving Directions in Apple Maps

2021 iPhone Rumored to Be Named ‘iPhone 13’ With Same ‘Mini,’ ‘Pro,’ and ‘Pro Max’ Variants As Last Year The upcoming 2021 iPhone will be named “iPhone 13” with the naming scheme of “mini,” “Pro,” and “Pro Max” variants for the entire lineup, according to the Economic Daily News. According to the report, citing sources […]

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Apple Maps Now Lets You Set Leaving or Arrival Times When Getting Directions

Apple Maps received a major overhaul in iOS 15 and in addition to new details in cities, an interactive globe, and enhanced driving directions, there are a handful of other smaller features that are available. When getting directions in the Maps app, there’s a new feature that lets you choose a time to arrive or […]

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Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Collecting ‘Look Around’ Imagery in Czech Republic

Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR technology have started surveying select regions of Czech Republic this month, collecting street-level imagery and data, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple’s website. Apple also started surveying the neighboring country of Poland in May as image collection expands across Eastern Europe. Apple will use the data […]

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Apple Maps Begins Surveying Poland for ‘Look Around’

Jony Ive Was Involved in the New M1 iMac Design, Despite Leaving Apple in 2019 Despite leaving the company in 2019, Apple’s former chief design officer, Jony Ive, helped design the new 24-inch iMac, according to an excerpt from Wired’s review of the new desktop computer. Jony Ive famously left Apple in 2019 to form […]

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Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ Feature Expands to Atlanta, Georgia

Apple today expanded its “Look Around” feature for Apple Maps to Atlanta, Georgia, according to ‌Apple Maps‌ expert Justin O’Beirne. The expansion marks Apple’s 14th Look Around update since the feature was released in June 2019. Look Around was initially introduced in iOS 13, and it offers 3D street-level imagery much like Google’s Street View. […]

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