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  • Apple Unveils New Mapping Solution, Features 3D Maps, Crowd-Sourced Traffic Updates



    Apple built an entirely new mapping solution from the ground up.

    Apple’s new mapping application is a “worldwide effort” according to Tim Cook and includes more than 100 million business listing, turn-by-turn navigation, a 3D interface and Siri integration.

    The turn-by-turn navigation features a real-time traffic service with information updated in real-time by other iOS users. Re-routing will be offered as a pop-up notification as well if users run into excessive slowdowns. Apple’s traffic service will alert drivers with red bars representing traffic slowdowns as well as icons to show construction, accidents and other traffic related happenings. The 3D maps are eerily similar to what Apple announced at their own even last week, complete with vector-based 3D graphics that appear when zoomed in far enough.

    The information cards for businesses feature Yelp integration and ton of information for curious map goers. Users can ask siri to find a place to get gas, food, go to the restroom, etc and the maps application will find a place on the way without deviating from the current trip.

    While Apple’s maps offering appears to be identical functionally to Google’s latest announcement, those watching the demo claim it looks “cleaner” and appears to operate “smoother.” However, the demo was run on an iPad and not an iPhone 4S. It’ll be interesting to see what the experience is like on older iPhones, or if they’ll even be compatible.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Unveils New Mapping Solution, Features 3D Maps, Crowd-Sourced Traffic Updates started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Sweeeet. Much needed.
    1. 1pop23's Avatar
      1pop23 -
      i had my expectations up to high. i was hoping for widgets and a new look to IOS itself. No need to rush for this upgrade. maps seems like the only reason to update
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      This looks pretty cool
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Predictions anyone? How long before the beta iOS 6 is jailbroken?
      I vote tonight!
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      I agree tonight that would be sweet
    1. MaStA819's Avatar
      MaStA819 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1pop23 View Post
      i had my expectations up to high. i was hoping for widgets and a new look to IOS itself. No need to rush for this upgrade. maps seems like the only reason to update
      Maybe iOS 10 will bring some real changes. This is just petty stuff that doesn't really make any difference.
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      Can't see this working yet in UK just like Siri with asking about businesses.
    1. McMichael96's Avatar
      McMichael96 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1pop23 View Post
      i had my expectations up to high. i was hoping for widgets and a new look to IOS itself. No need to rush for this upgrade. maps seems like the only reason to update
      Yes I was hoping for widgets too. This sucks!
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      3GS gets iOS 6 but it looks like it lacks a lot of new features. No 3G FaceTime, turn by turn/3d nav... Time to upgrade my iPhone 4 to whatever iPhone comes out with ios 6 this fall!
    1. Farrizx's Avatar
      Farrizx -
      "Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas. Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later. Cellular data charges may apply." - Apples Website
    1. Sad_Cat's Avatar
      Sad_Cat -
      IMHO iOS 6 sucks. Now it has couple features (new maps, Facebook integration, Siri), but in fact it will works very well in US. I don't know how it will work in Europe... I was waiting some awesome widgets, new design.... But now we have what have - iOS 5.2
    1. Om3r's Avatar
      Om3r -
      guys its me or the iphone on the wwdc images is longer? just looking the image where they show siri integration on the vehicles the white iphone is longer?
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Really looking forward for this Tomorrow more news about what at WWDC ?
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      Quote Originally Posted by McMichael96 View Post
      Yes I was hoping for widgets too. This sucks!

      Yup so was I😒
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Quote Originally Posted by atorres062 View Post
      Yup so was I😒
      Even me
    1. toliver182's Avatar
      toliver182 -
      i have iOS 6 installed. the Maps feature is extremly poor. Butched it. No detail of usefull places like train stations and foot paths. the satellite is like google maps when it first lauched poor quality and old photos. no 3D in the uk. i want google maps back and i dont want to have to use safari.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by toliver182 View Post
      i have iOS 6 installed. the Maps feature is extremly poor. Butched it. No detail of usefull places like train stations and foot paths. the satellite is like google maps when it first lauched poor quality and old photos. no 3D in the uk. i want google maps back and i dont want to have to use safari.
      I'm not quite sure what your looking at but it works VERY well for me. Clean up to date photos here in Scottsdale, AZ.. even search my other address on the East Coast and it came up crystal clear up to date. 10x better than mapping in iOS5.
    1. amenter18's Avatar
      amenter18 -
      Does anyone know if the bus routes will show up just like the Google Maps counterpart on iOS 5 and lower?