Apple has finally released its totally redesigned Maps interface, which the company states includes more precise addresses, pedestrian data, and more…
Apple has introduced its revamped Maps program after rebuilding it from the ground up. The company used hundreds of road vehicles and planes that were fitted with custom sensors and lidar. Together, they covered more than 4 million miles. And now, the new Apple Maps interface is available in the US.
Apple Maps Redesign Rolls Out with Improved Road Coverage, Detailed Land Cover, and More
The new Apple Maps includes improved road coverage, better pedestrian data, more precise addresses, along with enhanced detailed land cover.
Previously, Apple relied on rival Google Maps but in September, it started offering its own proprietary mapping system with its release of iOS 6 mobile software. However, the public didn’t receive it well as it had a number of faults and bugs.
Since that time, Apple has been working diligently on improving the service in a number of ways. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, explains:
“We set out to create the best and most private maps app on the planet that is reflective of how people explore the world today. It is an effort we are deeply invested in and required that we rebuild the map from the ground up to reimagine how Maps enhances people’s lives — from navigating to work or school or planning an important vacation — all with privacy at its core. The completion of the new map in the United States and delivering new features like Look Around and Collections are important steps in bringing that vision to life. We look forward to bringing this new map to the rest of the world starting with Europe later this year.”