Apple announced Thursday that its new version of Maps is now available to customers in Ireland and the UK.
New Apple Maps
The revamped version of Apple Maps offers more accurate navigation, a design that better displays landscape features like roads, beaches, and parks, plus iOS 14 features like directions for cyclists and curated guides. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services:
Apple Maps is the best way to explore and navigate the world – all while protecting your privacy – and we are excited to bring the new map to our users in the UK and Ireland. We rebuilt the map from the ground up, with better navigation, richer details, more accurate information for places, and amazing features like Look Around, bike directions and curated guides from trusted resources. We’ve reinvented how Maps can help users find the places they love and get to where they’re going even faster and easier.
- Look around: Get a street level view of some cities with 3D photos. It is available in London, Edinburgh and Dublin in Ireland and the UK and will be distributed to other cities in the future.
- Guides: These collections are curated by reputable sources like Lonely Planet, Time Out Group, and The Evening Standard. It’s a way to find popular restaurants and attractions in cities.
- green: Bicycle directions provide people with an environmentally friendly way to get around, and electric vehicle owners will see charging stops along their planned routes. Major cities also show congestion zones available in Apple Maps.
- Transit in real time: Provides transit times, real-time departure times, arrival times, current location of a bus or train along the route, and system links for planning a trip.
- Speed Cameras: Users will know when they approach speed cameras and safety cameras along a route, with the added ability to see where they are on the map.
And many other features.