New Apple 3D Maps Rolled Out in Four Cities

Enhanced 3D Apple Maps, in the new iOS 15 operating system, are now available in London, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.  The new enhancements include a 3D driving view with road details that help users identify turn lanes, medians, crosswalks, and sidewalks, the company said.

The enhanced 3D allows users to see custom-designed landmarks, new road labels and elevation details, the company said.  Apple Maps also includes a new nighttime mode with a “moonlit glow” that activates at dusk.

New iOS 15 Has Enhanced 3D Maps (Photo: Apple).

Other cities to get access to the 3D maps later this year include Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington.  Next year, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver will have 3D map availability.

Some new navigation features include better marking of turn lanes, medians, crosswalks, and sidewalks, the company said.  The new navigation and route planning, which provides the estimated time of arrival for future departures based on expected traffic, will be available through CarPlay later this year, the company said.

With iOS 15, Apple Maps has step-by-step walking directions that includes augmented reality, the company said.  For transit, users now can see nearby stations and departure times on the top of the screen in Maps, the company said.


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