iOS 8.3 Maps Update Allows Business Owners to Claim POI Listings

With the introduction of iOS 8.3 on Apple's mobile devices yesterday, business owners now have the opportunity to claim a point of interest in Apple Maps as their own, thanks to a few additions to the Report a Problem prompt that can be found on each point of interest in Maps (via AppleMapsMarketing).

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Located at the bottommost section of a business' Map page, the Report a Problem button leads business owners to another section that, along with basic troubleshooting, allows them to claim their business for their own. Following a redirection to Apple Maps Connect and a series of questions, Apple reviews the user's answers to confirm ownership, eventually allowing business owners control over their Map's point of interest and letting them "manage its information."

Apple has been giving Maps heavy attention lately, in attempts to steer away from the initial backlash against the app, with the company allowing TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews to join the service alongside the long-instated Yelp reviews. Apple even introduced a small but noteworthy feature back in February when it began animating popular landmarks within the Maps app itself. Aside from Maps' new features, iOS 8.3 brought about a bunch of new bug fixes and updates, from small tweaks to Passbook and Photos to the introduction of entirely new emojis.

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Top Rated Comments

69Mustang Avatar
118 months ago
Great idea, not so great execution

I think the idea is pretty sweet. Why bury the functionality in a counter-intuitive place like Report a Problem? :confused:

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While Apple focuses on working out your needs, you can focus on driving instead of looking at the phone and scrolling around in it.

That person could be walking. Or on public trans trying to gauge next part of route. Could be a passenger in a car. Could be parked. The question was legitimate. Your answer was not.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SavMBP15 Avatar
118 months ago
Rats, seems they will not let me claim ownership of either Apple or Microsoft. My plot is foiled again.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robjulo Avatar
118 months ago
Can I do something as basic as scrolling the map while navigating yet?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfacts Avatar
118 months ago
Apple is still playing catch up. This has been part of google maps for years. Google mails a postcard with a pin for you to claim ownership of a business POI.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lincolntran Avatar
118 months ago
Can I do something as basic as scrolling the map while navigating yet?

While Apple focuses on working out your needs, you can focus on driving instead of looking at the phone and scrolling around in it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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