The new Apple Maps 3D views are now live for London, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, with additional markets gaining support for this feature in 2021 and in 2022.
For the most part, Apple Maps relies on data collected by the company's specialized vehicles that are equipped with camera equipment. However, to cover the places where cars can't get to, that's where folks on foot with specialized backpacks come in. And they're on the move in several Canadian cities.
As the United States National Park Service turns 105 years old, Apple has determined now is the right time to celebrate. The company today has announced a new initiative that will see many of its services promoting the national parks throughout the United States. And that includes the Apple Pay collaboration that we reported on earlier this week.
Native Apple Maps ratings and photos are now being launched in the United States and elsewhere after the features initially debuted in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 back in August 2020.
Apple's Maps app can be a nice tool that can help you find local points of interest in your area. If you're in a new region, or are planning to move, you can use the Maps app to your advantage.
Traffic incident reporting on Apple Maps has now gone live in the United States after first launching in the United States and mainland China in April 2021.
Apple Maps has received several new features and improvements in iOS 15. One of the new features brings augmented reality walking directions in certain large cities. The feature uses the rear camera on your iPhone to augment directions on to the real world. With AR walking directions, you don't have to look down on your phone to see where you're going.
iOS 15's redesigned Maps app now factors weather warnings when suggesting navigation routes to help you avoid flooded roads, snowstorms and more when planning your next journey.
An Apple Maps image collection vehicle has been spotted in Poland, with Apple confirming that vehicle ground-based research of the country will continue until August 2021.
Apple's recent iOS 14.5 update was a big one, and included several new features along with security and performance improvements. The update also added a very useful feature to Apple Maps that allows users to report incidents. You can use Apple Maps to report an accident, a hazard, and speed checks if you come across one on your route. If several people report the same incident, then Apple will alert other drivers who are using Apple Maps in this area.
Apple introduced the Look Around feature with the release of iOS 13 in Apple Maps. Since then, it has slowly expanded to new cities all across the globe.
Apple Maps vehicles have been spotted photographing the streets of Hong Kong, indicating that's where the iPhone maker could expand its Google Street View-like Look Around feature.