Apple Expands 'Nearby' Maps Feature to More Countries, Adds New Flyover Locations

nearby_heroApple today expanded its "Nearby" feature in the Maps app to Austria, Denmark, Japan, and Switzerland. Introduced in iOS 9, Nearby is a feature that allows Apple Maps users to see restaurants, coffee shops, retailers, and other local points of interest using easily accessible categories.

Nearby is now available in a total of 13 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

Apple has also expanded the availability of traffic information in Maps to include Turkey, and it has introduced several new Flyover locations in the Maps app in Germany, England, and Japan, which are listed below:

- Augsburg, Germany
- Braunschweig, Germany
- Hanover, Germany
- Newcastle upon Tyne, England
- Niigata, Japan

For those unfamiliar with the Flyover feature in Apple Maps, it lets users see photo-realistic 3D videos of select locations, with tools for zooming, panning, and rotating to get a closer look at notable landmarks and points of interest. Some of the locations listed may have previously been available as Flyover destinations, but were just added to Apple's list of Flyover locations.

Apple is continually working to improve its Maps app, expanding the availability of Nearby, traffic information, and transit directions to additional countries, as well as introducing new Flyover locations on a regular basis.


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22 weeks ago
Still five years behind Google Maps.

They could have bought Nokia Here Maps and immediately caught up. Instead they bought Beats.

Then Google bought Songza, a better product, for 1/100th the price and created Google Music as it now stands, which is arguably better than the Apple version.

How much longer can this go on?

Twenty years before GM went bankrupt they were the largest company on Earth. No one could have ever imagined GM going under.

Is Apple too big to fail?
Rating: 13 Votes
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22 weeks ago
Slowly but surely Maps is getting better.

I still use google maps though...!
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22 weeks ago

Still five years behind Google Maps.

They could have bought Nokia Here Maps and immediately caught up. Instead they bought Beats.

Then Google bought Songza, a better product, for 1/100th the price and created Google Music as it now stands, which is arguably better than the Apple version.

How much longer can this go on?

Twenty years before GM went bankrupt they were the largest company on Earth. No one could have ever imagined GM going under.

Is Apple too big to fail?


All wrong, from first to last word.
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One year later and still I don't understand why they bought beats


Try harder, you will find plenty of answers.
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22 weeks ago

Still five years behind Google Maps.

They could have bought Nokia Here Maps and immediately caught up. Instead they bought Beats.

Then Google bought Songza, a better product, for 1/100th the price and created Google Music as it now stands, which is arguably better than the Apple version.

How much longer can this go on?

Twenty years before GM went bankrupt they were the largest company on Earth. No one could have ever imagined GM going under.

Is Apple too big to fail?

One year later and still I don't understand why they bought beats. The moment in the Keynote presented by those guys was embarrassing...
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22 weeks ago

The question really is - if you hate Apple so much, why do you put so much effort into posting these things. Let it go.

What makes you think they 'hate Apple so much'?
And what made you think they 'put so much effort into posting these things'?
Get some tolerance for criticism
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22 weeks ago


You really don't know. Street view is Google's only plus but nearly unusable on mobile devices because of their poor interface design. I use Apple maps everyday and it works better than Google's has for me.


What don't I know? I find Street View very usable on both portable devices and on the desktop.

Good for you if Apple Maps matches your use case but for many not having a functional transit feature is an instant deal breaker. Even if you live in a city covered by Apple's transit data, it doesn't work if you live in the suburbs or if you need to travel outside of that city. Apple Maps is fundamentally broken for those of us who rely on public transport and that's most Europeans living in urban areas.
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22 weeks ago
I keep asking myself who (and especially by which criteria) is actually chosing those cities by country. But nice to see the number increasing though.
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22 weeks ago

Still five years behind Google Maps.


And even that's being overly charitable. Still no nationwide transit (just cities) and still no street view.

Apple Maps in 2016 is less useful than the (Google) Maps app was in iOS 5.
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22 weeks ago

Still five years behind Google Maps.

They could have bought Nokia Here Maps and immediately caught up. Instead they bought Beats.

Then Google bought Songza, a better product, for 1/100th the price and created Google Music as it now stands, which is arguably better than the Apple version.

How much longer can this go on?

Twenty years before GM went bankrupt they were the largest company on Earth. No one could have ever imagined GM going under.

Is Apple too big to fail?

You clearly have not used Apple Maps or Apple Music on a regular basis. The only thing Google has is street view that is better. Apple has quietly surpassed them in every way. The Apple design has always been more appealing and elegant. As I have mentioned before I've been using it for deliveries and it's been perfect accept for a few new streets. Google couldn't even get me as close as Apple did when I tried them.
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And even that's being overly charitable. Still no nationwide transit (just cities) and still no street view.

Apple Maps in 2016 is less useful than the (Google) Maps app was in iOS 5.

You really don't know. Street view is Google's only plus but nearly unusable on mobile devices because of their poor interface design. I use Apple maps everyday and it works better than Google's has for me.
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So according to you no one is allowed to criticize THE ALMIGHTY APPLE, thats all he's doing and rightfully so. As I've said before Apple is not a church its a company.

When they are posting about things they clearly have not used, it becomes annoying to those of us who know better.
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People use Apple Maps?

Yes. As many as use Google maps or more on mobile. At my job, all of the iPhone users use Siri and maps to route their deliveries. Non of the android users trust Google maps enough to do it. That speaks volumes.
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22 weeks ago

The question really is - if you hate Apple so much, why do you put so much effort into posting these things. Let it go.

So according to you no one is allowed to criticize THE ALMIGHTY APPLE, thats all he's doing and rightfully so. As I've said before Apple is not a church its a company.
Rating: 3 Votes
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