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    Well, that was fast. The second best but rapidly improving web mapping service for iOS devices picked up a small update only a couple of weeks back, growing the list of places where Flyover support is offered, plus real-time Traffic and Transit information, and already, Apple Maps goes through another makeover. This one isn’t major either, and doesn’t change anything about the way the app looks, or even how it behaves for users in roughly 99 percent of worldwide markets targeted by Cupertino. The remaining one percent however should rejoice upon hearing they can now “fly over” ...

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    There’s no question Apple’s proprietary web mapping service greatly evolved in the past few years, in terms of stability, capabilities and especially iOS popularity, but in many ways, it remains a poor man’s Google Maps. Thankfully, Cupertino seems to acknowledge that, and spare no effort to update Apple Maps every month or at least every couple of months. The latest system revision doesn’t appear to quash any bugs (mostly because there are way fewer than ever), instead taking care of the spread of such beloved features as Flyover, Nearby, Traffic, and Transit. With Flyover, you ...

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    This is a story of redemption. It's also the story of acceptance. And it's partly a story of not giving a rat's bottom about which app you go to for your maps. Apple certainly cared where its users got their location apps when it launched Apple Maps back in 2012. With geological renderings of wonder, mislabeled roads and points of interest and, for the longest time, a lack of basic transit directions, it's a wonder how Apple Maps came to be chosen over Google Maps for iOS users. That's what Apple is reporting. Specifically, its app handles 5 billion requests every week, three times as many ...

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    Third-party providers have app after app after app for consumers to tap into to know when their bus, train, trolley, ferry, gondola and/or teleporter in thousands of cities across ten continents and a couple of galaxies on — and this is more important than sarcasm — almost all major mobile operating platforms. Native apps, too. In 2015, Apple has rolled out transit directions to 10 cities and several systems in China. The roster has now jumped up by one city: Boston. It won't make the Red Line any more tolerable in rush hours, but at least, for iPhone users, there's one more thing you ...

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    Nearly three years ago, Apple released its Maps app. Prior to September of 2012, Google Maps was shipped on every iPhone. But with Google beginning to amp up its own mobile platform efforts at the time, it was clear time that a break had to happen between the two tech behemoths. No competition has its players hold their hands along the way. And so came Apple Maps to much fanfare and much hilarity. Sad but true that Apple couldn't seem to recognize bridges from mountains and oceans from roadways. Since then, it's had time to make back its ground and improve upon itself. It's starting to get ...

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    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 ...

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    Apple Maps is not only the company's biggest flop in history, but also the most resilient. Cupertino is famous for putting its flops to sleep quickly, but oddly this particular service has stuck around, even after the dismissal of its creator Scott Forstall. Apple has actually done a thing or two to improve the service over time, and even with some of the rumored improvements that we heard for iOS 9, it seems that there is a broader plan at hand. Apple has a new job posting for its Apple Maps department, and the listing is clear in that the company is searching for a "Maps JavaScript ...

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    Apple Maps is not only one of Cupertino's most recent flops, but also one that was bad enough to get high level executives fired. As such we've seen the company work hard on getting its mapping services on par with existing competitors, and even then we see Apple Maps lag significantly behind services like Google Maps. We do know that Apple is planning to fix things up a little with iOS 9, and transit maps is what we hear most. Trusted sources claim that while Apple might launch Apple Maps transit services with iOS 9, these won't be ready for prime time at launch. It seems that only a ...

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    Apple is famous for many things, including its flops, and a major one is definitely Apple Maps. We've seen the company try to pick up the pieces of the disaster that Apple Maps was at launch, by making it available to the Mac, but it's still not a service users trust when compared to Google Maps. A new Apple patent intends to change that though, and we hope it works this time. Apple has just been granted a patent that was filed back in October 2013 that provides users with more human-like directions to places while in navigation. For example, instead of telling you to "head north," the new ...

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    Google has not only pioneered the whole concept of bringing usable maps to the internet, but it has also succeeded in giving us a much smarter way to commute through services like Google Maps. Apple tried to do the same with its launch of iOS 6, and yes, it has continue to fail to gain consumer trust even with recent software updates and fixes. The result of all this ended up being that Google Maps made its way to the iPhone, but it seems that Apple is still interested in the maps business. San Francisco radio station KPIX recently reported that a mysterious minivan was driving around the ...

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    HERE Maps has sort of been the salvation for navigation for Windows Phone users, especially offline navigation. The praises of this feature are sang across the internet almost any time the service is mentioned. Many prefer Nokia’s take on mapping over the baked-in Bing Maps on Microsoft’s mobile platform and understandably so. Although Nokia’s mapping services, such as navigation or transit directions, are divided across multiple applications, it’s typically a more reliable and renowned service. HERE Maps is one of the parts of the business Nokia didn’t sell to Microsoft, so ...

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    Remembering where you've parked can be one of the most daunting societal tasks, and there's been no inbuilt solution on iOS to solve this. New imagery found lurking in the Maps app (in the iOS 8 beta 1) shows that Apple is likely working on implementing a feature remembering where you parked your car. While the feature isn't yet official, the new icons look to lend immense credence to the possibility that it is on its way. As noted by sources of 9to5Mac, the full rollout of this feature may see only devices equipped with Apple's M7 motion coprocessor supported -- currently only the iPhone ...

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    We've heard the rumors of Apple bringing a default "In The Car" feature for iOS 7.1, which should be released in the next couple of weeks. This feature is part of Apple's Map features, which are still debatably bad when compared to Google Maps, but which Apple seems to plan to differentiate with enhanced navigation features. Now one thing that's interesting is that these features already exist on the current iOS 7.0.3, which is odd since developers already have access to iOS 7.1 beta. In the video bellow you'll notice that most, if not all of the features of iOS In The Car work perfectly ...

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