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.
Back in July of 2013, Apple officially acquired the transit app HopStop, which the company would roll into its upcoming transit information for iOS 9’s Maps.
Apple Maps gains 3D flyover support in 7 new cities in Portugal, Spain, England, Germany and Puerto Rico
Apple is putting a fleet of vehicles on roads in the U.K. and Ireland to photograph streets and collect data that will improve its Maps service. The vehicles have already been spotted in the U.S., and they all but confirm Apple’s plans to launch a Google Maps Street View rival.
As I am writing this post I have 10 different devices connected to the internet and not a single cord is needed. That is one of the greatest things about Wi-Fi, it gives me and my devices unfettered access to YouTube, Google images, and iPhonehacks.com. But when I leave the comfort of my home or office, the Wi-Fi connectivity doesn’t come along with me.