Apple Maps gets major improvements with iOS 9
Apple Maps is the most resilient flop that Cupertino has ever kept running. There are tons of horror stories of people getting lost with it back in the iOS 6 days, and ever since then we’ve seen Apple push a few updates to users. We’ve heard rumors that Apple would bring major improvements to this services with iOS 9, and the reports were true.
Apple’s WWDC 2015 is on its way, and the company has just announced improvements to maps on iOS 9. Very few enhancements were mentioned to the way the service works when you drive, but Apple did spend a great deal of time announcing its new public transit services.
Apple’s new transit services will be multimodal, which means that it won’t only give you train, subway and ferry suggestions, but it will also detect if your walking distance to the next station will allow you to catch the train on time. Siri is now also smarter with directions, allowing you to get the full list of ways to commute with just one question. Apple Maps will also get more of a Yelp UI, where you can search for places to eat and get suggestions, and these even give you information on Apple Pay support.
The service will launch with 12 cities around the world initially, in addition to other major cities in China, and we will learn more about expansion plans soon.