Redesigned Apple Maps Expands to Germany and Singapore

Apple has expanded its updated Apple Maps to Germany and Singapore, with the app now offering more detailed road coverage, improved navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, improved views of parks, buildings, airports, shopping centers, and availability of the Look Around feature.

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The expansion comes after 48 days of public testing, according to ‌Apple Maps‌ enthusiast Justin O'Beirne, marking the fourteenth time that Apple has expanded its new map data since its public launch in September 2018. Germany and Singapore are the twelfth and thirteenth countries to receive Apple's new map data, and Singapore is the first country in Asia to receive it.

O'Beirne reports that Apple's new map data now covers 18.4% of Earth's land area and 8.5% of the global population (or 673 million people worldwide). That's after almost four years of expansions and nearly eight years of data collecting. Based on the pattern of Apple's expansion, the next update is likely to consist of France and Monaco.

Apple's redesigned maps were first introduced in iOS 12, and since then, the Cupertino company has been working on expanding them. The updated Maps app offers up faster and more accurate navigation along with more detailed views of roads, buildings, malls, sports fields, foliage, pools, pedestrian pathways, bodies of water, and more.

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incoherent_1 Avatar
5 weeks ago
3.5 years of waiting and yet still no cycling directions. Cool.



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contacos Avatar
5 weeks ago
more like

*available in one city of Germany (Munich)
other features available in additional 4 cities

However, it does seem to show the speed limit now, which is great and Google Maps does not provide in Germany.

Edit: I love how our building complex (completed in 2020) does not even exist yet according to Apple Maps haha:



vs GOOGLE MAPS:



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chucker23n1 Avatar
5 weeks ago

Apple's redesigned maps were first introduced in iOS 12
So it took three and a half years to expand to the world's fourth-largest economy.

This pace isn't great.
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Canubis Avatar
5 weeks ago
Really appreciate this fine work and new details. Looks great!
Just wondering what takes them years to slowly rollout region after region. This seems like a perfect example of a problem money could solve. At least to my simple mind it seems like a process - once created and perfected - should be possible to nicely scale up and run in parallel by as many maps teams one can afford, all around the world to get their local knowledge.
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ifxf Avatar
5 weeks ago
as long as it doesn’t support downloading maps it is useless
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AndiG Avatar
5 weeks ago
Good update - but I think Apple Maps is too dark in dark mode.



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