Apple has rolled out some big updates to its Maps service this week, adding traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico, and bringing Flyover support to four cities around the world. The update also makes Maps’ new Nearby feature available in more countries.
What appears to be Apple’s first indoor positioning app has appeared on the App Store ahead of its official unveiling. It’s called Indoor Survey, and it allows users to pinpoint their position within a building using their iPhone’s sensor data.
Apple has patented a new way in which it could utilize 3D Touch in the future to bring animated maps to life. The patent describes how its Maps service could one day display moving water, shorelines, foliage, and more.
The long-awaited arrival of public transit support is finally here for iOS 9. For people who do not have cars or simply would like to move around town via public transit, this is a huge improvement. Instead of looking up each mode of public transportation individually, Transit in Maps is the only place you need to go to get all the public routes you’ll need.
New places bring new adventures. Whether you are visiting a new city or simply trying to explore the area you live in, the Nearby feature in Apple Maps looks to help you find the best locations around. With the ability to select categories like, Food, Entertainment, Shopping, and numerous sub-categories, Nearby hopes to be the best digital tour guide on the market.