It’s been two-and-a-half years since the launch of Apple’s own iOS Maps app and Apple is still regularly acquiring new companies and asking for others to pitch in to help fix its assorted problems. Nonetheless, we can’t imagine Apple would be desperate enough to fix iOS Maps that it would purchase Nokia’s failed HERE Maps app… can it? More →
Though Apple Maps has improved considerably over the past few years, it’s rather surprising, if not downright disappointing, that Apple still hasn’t incorporated built-in transit directions into the app. The omission is even more glaring considering that Google Maps has had such a feature for years.
That said, a recently posted job listing on Apple’s website may hint at the fact that iOS 9 may finally be when Apple gets around to integrating oh so helpful bus and train directions into its homegrown maps app.
Apple has significantly improved its Maps software since its rocky initial launch, though it might be a while until it’s able to dethrone Google Maps. Even so, the iPhone maker is continuously updating Apple Maps, with a new report revealing that Apple Maps users are now able to enjoy a terrific new feature. More →
Apple appears to have removed Google from one crucial iPhone online service that many people have used to track down a lost or stolen iPhone, 9to5Mac reports. The Find My iPhone/iPad/Mac feature, if enabled, allows users to precisely locate a missing Apple device on a map and take appropriate action. More →
Apple Maps still might not be the best mobile mapping service available for the iPhone, but Apple is doing everything in its power to give its users a reason to stick with the first-party app. The team at Apple Maps Marketing reports that it attempted to submit a client with a few hundred locations to the Apple Maps Connect service, but was rejected as Apple is only accepting submissions involving at least 1,000 locations. More →
For years, Apple has been doing everything in its power to make Apple Maps the app of choice for traveling iPhone owners. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most reliable companion, which is why Apple is putting the power to edit its service into the hands of small business owners. Apple Maps Connect allows businesses to add content directly into the mapping service free of charge straight from their browsers. More →
It’s likely hard to assign fault for a botched software update to one person in a company as big as Apple, but a Bloomberg report seems to indicate that one of the same people responsible for the flawed 2012 Apple Maps rollout is also involved with the iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked iPhone 6 models earlier this week. More →
The purpose of maps applications such as Google Maps or Apple Maps is to help users quickly find a point of interest and provide quick information, directions and navigating help to reach it. However, while maps apps always try to offer the quickest route to a destination, they don’t focus on also providing the most enjoyable experience possible, Wired reports. More →
Apple really doesn’t like the fact that many of its own users seem to prefer using Google Maps to its own mapping service, which is why it’s figuring out new ways to make them less and less dependent on it. More →
When Apple first ousted Google Maps from its mobile devices and released its own mapping solution for iOS, it was something of a disaster. A beautiful disaster, at times, but a disaster nonetheless. So much so that Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the company’s terrible Maps app and Apple recommended several third-party alternatives. In the time since Apple’s mobile Maps app debuted, however, the company has devoted tremendous resources to improving it — and now a new report claims that Apple is pushing improvements to its Maps app every single day. More →
Late last week, we covered a new feature that had been discovered in Apple Maps on iOS 8 — flyover city tours. It was previously thought that the feature could only be accessed through a series of debug menus, but 9to5Mac reader Stefan Kujit found that the flyover tours are actually accessible to anyone with iOS 8… just as long as you’re prepared to do a little bit of digging. More →