Apple Maps has got its biggest update yet with iOS 15. With this update, the map navigation app will now let you explore major world cities in 3D by adding more details in the city maps, get walking directions in augmented reality and driving routes with improved navigation and more. Apple Maps is now available in London, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with more cities to be added in future like Philadelphia later this year and Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and others to be added next year.
The city 3D map will show neighbourhoods, commercial districts, marinas, buildings, and more. As per Apple, you will also be able to see elevation details across a city, new road labels, and hundreds of custom-designed landmarks like Coit Tower in San Francisco, Dodger Stadium in LA, the Statue of Liberty in NYC and the Royal Albert Hall in London. More landmarks are also coming to Apple Maps with future updates.
Designed to aid the drivers in the cities, Apple Maps has added more details like turn lanes, medians, bus and taxi lanes and crosswalks. Plus highways with overlapping complex interchanges are rendered in a road-level 3D view, as per the tech giant.
For public transit riders, nearby stations will be displayed at the top of the screen and they can pin their favourite lines in Maps. As per Apple, “once a transit route is selected, Maps will automatically notify a user when it is time to disembark as they approach their final destination, and riders can even keep track on Apple Watch.”
Apple Maps has something for those who walk to their workplaces or who roam around the city on foot and that too in augmented reality. By raising your iPhones, users can scan buildings in the area, and Apple Maps will generate a detailed direction that can be viewed as a part of the real world.