Apple Launches New 'Maps' App in iOS 6, Includes Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Real-Time Traffic, 3D Maps

Apple today introduced a new Maps application in iOS 6 that will replace Google Maps as the default mapping application on the iPhone and iPad. It was designed by Apple from the ground up with all cartography done in-house.

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Included in Maps are turn-by-turn directions that work with Siri, local search with 100 million business listings from around the world, Yelp integration, a free crowd-sourced traffic service, and 3D mapping with a Google Earth-like feature called 'Flyover'.

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Maps will ship with iOS 6 later this fall.

Top Rated Comments

CJM Avatar
125 months ago
Who wants to bet that support for this outside America is going to be awful?
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miles01110 Avatar
125 months ago
Who wants to bet that support for this outside America is going to be awful?

Judging by the Keynote, support for this outside of San Francisco is probably going to be awful.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jasonxneo Avatar
125 months ago
the new Maps app looks very good! :)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
125 months ago
pathetic update in my opinion, i know i'll get downvoted for that but i'll give you my reason.

all those "incredible" new features are just partnerships with other big companies and thats not what apple used to stand for. such a sell out :(

Yelp Yelp Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, did i mention Yelp? and Airlines
... SAD

it shows with those new siri commands "where does the movie xy play?" "heres a list of theaters ... by YELP" seriously, thats what they could come up with after all those months? how about implementing something thats actually useful to the USER like lets say "siri turn off wifi"

those features are also too focused on the US because you guessed it those "partnerships" and omg a "wallet app" like there arent tons like this already at the app store

and still no notification center api for the devs .... the not center looks just SAD and empty on the iPad.

this whole thing reminds me of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook: "you are a customer and you can connect with people" which translates to "you are our product and we sell you to other companies"

those new features (id rather call them "improvements") on iOS6 are simply a platform to "sell" and just wrapped around and covered up nicely (again, a "like button" at the appstore proves this)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tigress666 Avatar
125 months ago
Pre-caching would be nice, but still doesn't address the issue of a wrong turn.

I think Google has addressed this last week on their map improvement announcement (being able to download sections of map).

That is definitely something Apple needs to do before I completely replace Navigon with their app.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Watabou Avatar
125 months ago
I am frankly astonished that the 3GS got this update. Thanks Apple! :)

Look at the detail on the new maps though. It's amazing! Not at all sorry to see google maps go after I saw that. Very happy about the built in turn by turn navigation.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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