As anticipated, Apple has revealed its extremely own, totally rethought Maps app to replace the long-serving Google offering, as well as as similarly foreseen, it’s got the hallmarks of a genuinely excellent new feature. The days of counting on a city’s A-Z are long gone in this digital age, as well as although it has taken a few a lot more years than Apple would maybe have liked in buy to develop, iOS Maps is now well as well as genuinely in the pipeline.
The purchase of C3 Technologies some years back was one of the crucial elements to the iOS Maps jigsaw, as well as the 3D mapping prowess used by the now Cupertino-owned business is one of the essential reasons why Apple feels now is the time to offload the omni-present app by arch-rival Google.
You can now view big areas in three lovely dimensions, as well as by tapping as well as holding a specific spot, you can decrease a pin of rate of interest to you. Of course, 3D mode is not the default, there is a extending fold in the bottom ideal corner which can be peeled back whenever you do desire to inspect out just exactly how great a get C3 has been for Apple. You can quickly then flit between 3D as well as 2D by tapping a “3D” icon found in the bottom left corner, as well as there’s likewise a “locate me” button floating in the bottom, left-hand corner – diagonally opposite to the place we’ve ended up being accustomed to.
It has built-in Yelp integration so you can discover close-by services in a few taps. as well as something which has been missing considering that the inception of the Maps app, turn-by-turn navigation, it’s there, as well as it looks great, finally!
And to top the whole offer off, it has Siri integration, so you can “talk” to your iOS gadget for directions as well as whatnot, keeping in restrictions of the Maps’ app restriction obviously.
Lastly, it features real-time occurrence reports, to ensure that you stay updated during your whole journey, quite remarkable no?
On the whole, I would have to state Apple has done a amazing task with the features as well as presentation of its brand-new Maps app. Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, as well as we’ll have to wait to try it out for ourselves before we can make a a lot more well-rounded judgment.
Still, after the WWDC showcasing, I do believe the new Maps will stay one of the primary speaking points over the program of the next few months, together with – of program – incessant rumor as well as conjecture relating to the unannounced iphone that’ll go along with it.
How about you guys; looking ahead to the new, Cupertino-crafted Maps app? Or are you on the lookout for other crucial features of iOS 6? Leave your thoughts by means of the normal mediums below!
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