Apple today updated its iOS 9 feature availability page to note the expansion of several iOS features to new countries.

Apple's Flyover feature for Apple Maps has expanded to encompass Akron, Ohio and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, allowing Maps users to see photorealistic 3D views of the areas, with tools for zooming, panning, and rotating to get a closer look at notable landmarks and points of interest.

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In Thailand, Apple Maps users now have access to traffic information, bringing the total number of countries with traffic data available to 34.

Finally, Spotlight Suggestions have expanded to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, making the feature available in 19 countries. Spotlight Suggestions show suggestions from the Internet, iTunes, the App Store, Maps, and more when conducting a spotlight search on an iPhone or Mac.

Top Rated Comments

ProwlingTiger Avatar
65 months ago
Google's streetview is infinitely more useful. I've never used flyover nor has anyone I know. It's stupidly pointless. I can understand some of the order things that Apple does, but not this. Is it cool, maybe to some. But Apple Maps on a whole are best left avoided in my experience.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doelcm82 Avatar
65 months ago
I've never used flyover nor has anyone I know.
You don't know the right people.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zoboomafoo Avatar
65 months ago
How many "Apple needs to stop with useless Flyover and focus on improving x, y, z!!!" comments will there be this time?
17.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
petsounds Avatar
65 months ago
Google's streetview is infinitely more useful. I've never used flyover nor has anyone I know. It's stupidly pointless. I can understand some of the order things that Apple does, but not this. Is it cool, maybe to some. But Apple Maps on a whole are best left avoided in my experience.
I haven't either, but my gut tells me the data is going to be used for some bigger feature down the line. These aren't just photographs after all; they are 3D mapping whole cities.

Disagree with you about Google though. I use Apple Maps because I value my privacy: I don't want a company who sells my information to know the places I travel. Apple Maps has also improved in my city, and as of iOS 9 it will also warn me of traffic ahead and try to reroute me. It still makes mistakes and doesn't always offer the most optimal route, but I've seen continual improvement since it launched.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JohnApples Avatar
65 months ago
How many "Apple needs to stop with useless Flyover and focus on improving x, y, z!!!" comments will there be this time?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MH01 Avatar
65 months ago
Apple maps has come a long way, though surprised they are still investing in flyover, it's a gimmick , which resources could be spent elsewhere .
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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