Apple Maps is vying for the top position when it comes to searching for your destination.
With the latest update to iOS 15, it is giving a tough competition to Google Maps.
As Apple says that the app has received its biggest update ever. It now comes with improved navigation, AR-based UI for walkers, and in some cities, complex roadways become easier to follow road-level 3D images. This further allows the drivers to see the best lane for approaching an exit.
For instance, in major cities like Los Angeles, NYC, the San Francisco Bay Area, and London, Apple Maps uses the latest version of the app.
Apparently, there are more locations added to the list. Also, a new way to navigate cities with a visually stunning 3D map offers greater detail for neighbourhoods, commercial districts, marinas, buildings, and more.
Moreover, Apple has added elevation details, new labels for roads, and other custom-designed landmarks to Apple Maps.
And a new nighttime mode fetches 3D images with soft moonlight.
Features of Apple Maps
It is to be noted that the cities with this feature of Apple Maps now include Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and London with Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. scheduled for inclusion this year.
However, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver will be getting the city map experience next year.
The basic difference can be defined as the use of physical landmarks. Like traffic lights and stop signs are there in Apple Maps. Whereas Google Maps might say “In three-quarters of a mile, turn left,” Apple Maps, on the other hand, will say “at the next traffic light turn left.”
Furthermore, this update is useful for those using public transit.
As when a transit route is selected, Apple Maps will notify users when it is time to disembark and those who own an Apple Watch will be able to track this information.
Basically, the iOS 15 update also has AR-based walking directions, users’ FaceTime camera will give them a real-world image with an AR overlay telling them where to turn.
Not only this, but users will also be able to see vibrant details of mountain ranges, deserts, rainforests, oceans, among others.
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