After driving four million miles to rebuild the basemap from the ground up, Apple is delivering a new Maps experience with broader road coverage, better pedestrian data, more precise addresses and more detailed landcover. The new map is available now in select cities and states, and will roll out across the US by the end of 2019 and to more countries in 2020.
Powered by the new basemap and high-resolution 3D photography, a new Look Around feature is said to deliver beautiful street-level imagery of a city with smooth and seamless transitions. iOS 13 brings additional new features to the Maps app, including Collections to easily share favourite restaurants, travel destinations or places to shop with friends, and Favourites for navigating to frequent destinations, such as home, work, the gym or school, with a simple tap from the launch screen.
A new dashboard for Apple CarPlay is also featured in this latest release for viewing maps, music and more in a single view, and Siri support for third-party navigation is also being provided.
Not least, Location Services controls will give users more choices for how they share location data with apps, including a new one-time location option and more information on when apps are using location in the background.
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