Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out in Australia [Updated]

Following a promise of "later this year" in June, Apple has officially rolled out its new and updated Apple Maps in Australia.

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The new ‌Apple Maps‌ offers richer details in roads, parking lots, parks, buildings, airports, and more, and is part of Apple's push to rival Google Maps and other third-party map services. In Australia, customers will now have access to new ‌Apple Maps‌. Apple last month rolled out the revamped ‌Apple Maps‌ to Italy, and Spain, and Portugal earlier in the summer.

Update: Not all users are seeing the new maps yet, so it appears Apple is still in the testing phase with them.

(Thanks Ross and Phillip!)

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Top Rated Comments

EmperorTim Avatar
34 months ago
No changes here in Perth, whatever Phillip and Ross are smoking I’ll take six
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nitramluap Avatar
34 months ago
No, it has not been updated. There are iOS 15 related minor cosmetic changes, particularly to elevation data at low zoom levels, but when you zoom in it’s the same data. Apple said the updated data was coming later this year - I suspect someone at Macrumors, who hasn’t been paying attention, assumed the generic map improvements are the ‘updated’ maps. They are not.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
A.wang28 Avatar
34 months ago
I am not sure what's new? (Melbourne, Australia)
Seems to be the same Maps that I've been looking at since iOS 15 update...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthorumor Avatar
34 months ago
"Hey Siri, open Google Maps."
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sideshowuniqueuser Avatar
34 months ago

New map has been available since this morning on iOS 15.0 for me. Not on beta.

See the new detail in the city and green areas. Bondi finally has a yellow sandy beach. Uluru looks glorious. Driving view is updated and now has speed limits and extra details on street signage.

You are still welcome to whatever I'm smoking.



Edit: the poor Brisbane River is looking a bit more like the Yarra for some reason.
The only thing inaccurate about the Brisbane River is the shade of brown isn't dark enough :P
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoshBoy Avatar
34 months ago
Still don’t trust apple maps as much as Google’s product.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)