Apple Maps is receiving a major update as a part of iOS 13. Apple has not only updated the app but also refreshed its data in a major way to ensure its mapping service is able to better compete with Google Maps. Among other things, Apple has added a Look Around feature which takes on Google’s Street View.
While it might not seem like it, CarPlay in iOS 13 is a huge leap forward when it comes to the user experience. The Dark mode now matches iOS 13’s UI, there’s a new Light mode to boot and the new Dashboard gives you control of Maps and Music all in one screen. Plus, screen independence is finally here. Here are all the new CarPlay features for iPhone in iOS 13 you should know about.
At the WWDC keynote, Apple finally revealed the new iOS 13 operating system for the iPhone. It’s choke full of little features and one or two big reveals. First of all, there’s a separate OS for iPad now, called iPadOS. We’ll be talking about that in a separate article. Here, we’ll run through a list of everything that’s new in iOS 13 for iPhone. We’ll be updating the list as we find out about new features.
Google just can’t seem to stop taking potshots at Apple with its latest mid-range handset, Pixel 3a. After highlighting just how superior the Pixel 3a’s camera is compared to the iPhone XS in its previous ad, Google has now released another ad. This time around, it highlights how Google Maps on the Pixel 3a offers a superior navigation experience compared to Apple Maps on the iPhone.
If you choose to use the other search engine, DuckDuckGo, then you may be happy to know Apple Maps is getting some big integration into the service.
Apple has rolled out turn-by-turn directions for Apple Maps in India. Right now, the service is only available in selected metro cities of the country. Similar to Google Maps, Apple is also offering users option to book cab rides from Uber or Ola right from within the app.
Apple has had a bit of a rough go of it when it comes to its Maps app, with a legendarily terrible launch many years ago.
Apple continues to expand its transit data feature within Apple Maps, giving people all over the globe the ability to stay on top of public transit routes and availability.
We already know that Apple has deployed vehicles all around the world to survey what they can see, all in an effort to help improve the Apple Maps experience.
Up until recently, if you wanted to use Apple CarPlay and a navigation app, you had to use Apple Maps. But Apple finally changed that with the launch of iOS 12.