Apple introduces the new Apple Maps, which contain brand new features, which include more detailed information about its maps, navigation that is time-specific, and other improvements involving transit directions.
One of such features for Apple Maps includes adding a new feature in iOS15, which will allow users to obtain directions that are based on the time they want to depart or arrive at a certain location. This, in return, permits the ability for an estimated travel time, which is likewise based on certain traffic conditions.
Moreover, Apple has also made improvements on the transit map, which now includes new essential routes for buses. Furthermore, its users can now also be able to easily interact with the route they are currently taking, as well as receive notifications for when they are already near their destination.
On the other hand, Apple has likewise added a novel interactive globe that is similar to that of Google Earth. It has also added a far more detailed city experience that will permit users to be able to explore various cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and even London as it introduces new details on the elevation, the trees, the landmarks, and many more.
Apple Maps has also been given an update with the novel directions based on augmented reality for its turn-by-turn navigation whenever traveling on foot. The driving directions, moreover, have been given various improvements with details that are more comfortable and easier to see on traffic, incidents, and other road features such as turn lanes and medians.
Not only that but the search feature in Apple Maps has also been updated, as Apple itself has given new designs to the place cards, which will make it easier to locate vital information regarding businesses, cities, and other physical features including mountain ranges.
You can follow all the new updates as well as upgrades from Apple at the WWDC 2021, which includes coverage that will be covering the event that will last for a week, starting from June 7 until June 11. It will include various details regarding the release and features of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS Monterey, and many more.
As part of Apple’s initiative, you can also get Apple news straight from your HomePod. The upgrades on Apple Maps are just the tip of the iceberg. More upgrades and products are set to come from Apple this 2021.
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The year 2021 certainly brings a blast on the technological aspect of the world. While we are still caught up in the pandemic, there are other things that might be able to distract us and hopefully improve the quality of life. Apple Maps is only the beginning and there are more, as mentioned above. In the meantime, enjoy your Apple iPad 10.2-inch or your Apple AirPods Pro while waiting for future releases.