Apple Maps

Apple Maps Brings 3D Flyover Tours in iOS 8 to These Canadian Cities [LIST]

Apple Maps in iOS 8 introduced support for 3D Flyover Tours for various cities around the world, which includes four in Canada: Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. However, as of now, only Vancouver has support for 3D Flyover Tours. Once you search for “Vancouver BC” in Apple Maps, a banner prompt will show up to...

Apple’s Map of Canada Mixes Up Cities, Makes News Headlines [PIC]

When we launched our Canadian iPhone 6 pre-order and launch guide last week, it included a delivery estimate map for Canadian cities, something the company releases annually. Turns out, the initial release of this map included some errors, such as the following: Ottawa appeared as Toronto and vice versa Edmonton was placed northwest of Calgary,...

UK Carrier Compares Apple Maps vs. Google Maps Usage Data

EE, UK's leading wireless carrier today released the latest 4GEE Mobile Living Index according to which, traffic on the new Apple Maps now represents 70% of mapping traffic on its 4G network, taking market share from Google maps which is down 7% (via Daring Fireball). Meanwhile over 3G, Apple Maps traffic has gone up 19% and Google...

Apple Takes its Maps to the Web in New ‘Find My iPhone’ Beta

As pointed out by German website iPhoneBlog.de, Apple's new 'Find My iPhone' app on its iCloud.com beta website now uses Apple Maps, instead of Google Maps. While the public version of iCloud.com is still using Google Maps data, beta.icloud.com is however using an online version of Apple Maps for its location information. It seems that even though Apple's vector-based maps are...

Apple Reportedly Planning A Major Rewrite of the Maps App Interface

Yesterday, it was reported that Apple is updating its mapping database on a daily basis with user corrections submitted through iOS and OS X Maps apps.Today, AppleInsider has discovered that tools which provide access to Apple's Maps service are being overhauled in a significant way, as the company is now recruiting software engineers to help with a major...

Apple Updating its Mapping Database Daily With User Corrections

As disclosed by user "heyyoudvd" in a thread on Reddit, Apple Maps POIs appear to be updated every day at 3 a.m. Eastern time, suggesting that the company is now updating its mapping database on a daily basis with user corrections submitted through the native Maps applications for iOS and OS X (via AppleInsider). "Over the past month,...

Apple Maps in iOS 8 to Introduce ‘Find My Car’ Feature?

Reported first by the folks over at 9to5Mac (via @hamzasood), Apple’s Maps app code in iOS 8 seems to contain images dedicated to a parked car location feature. Even though Apple didn’t mention any feature related to helping users find their parked cars for its in-house Maps app, it’s quite likely a feature such as 'Find My Car’ may...

Debunked: Loch Ness Monster NOT Discovered by Apple Maps [PICS]

Late last week The Daily Mail posted images of what claimed to possibly be the Loch Ness Monster found in a satellite image within Apple Maps. Members and ‘experts’ from the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club got all excited, with Club president Gary Campbell saying: ‘We’ve been looking at it for a long time trying to...

Apple Testing New Notification Feature in iOS Maps App?

According to a MacRumors report based on some screenshots captured by a blog reader, Apple is currently testing a new notification feature in its iOS Maps application, apparently informing users of fixed problems that previously existed. The user who provided the screenshots, had reported an error to Apple in the Maps app on April 6th, and was notified by...