Updated Apple Maps Design Expanding to Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia

Apple has been working to expand its updated Apple Maps app to additional countries, and has started testing the revamped design in Israel, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, according to Maps expert Justin O'Beirne.

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It will be the sixteenth expansion of the updated ‌Apple Maps‌ design since the update first rolled out in September 2018. Apple in 2020 completed its U.S. rollout, and has since expanded to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and more.

Apple will test the update for several weeks before the Maps app sees an official update for all users. Apple's "new" Maps design includes more detailed views of roads and foliage, faster and more accurate navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, better views of parks, buildings, airports, and shopping centers, and the Look Around feature.

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Diamond Dog Avatar
5 days ago at 09:40 am

I think I’ve seen Look Around in one place, ever. And I use Apple Maps on a daily basis. Where Look Around exists, it’s so much nicer than Street View, but it just doesn’t have the coverage.
Yeah, like a lot of other things with Apple Maps, forget about it if you’re not in a major US metro.
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stinkdieren Avatar
5 days ago at 10:14 am
Number one bike country: Netherlands! When!?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mick-Mac Avatar
5 days ago at 09:25 am
This sure must cost Apple a lot. I often wonder about the practicality of two tech titans both performing the same mega-expensive and resource intensive operation... It's not as though it's driving the cost down for anybody, although I do agree that I'd rather Apple manage my location than Google from a privacy consideration. I wonder if iPhones cost more as a result - it stands to reason they would.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
somnolentsurfer Avatar
5 days ago at 09:26 am
I think I’ve seen Look Around in one place, ever. And I use Apple Maps on a daily basis. Where Look Around exists, it’s so much nicer than Street View, but it just doesn’t have the coverage.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DreadedFun Avatar
5 days ago at 10:18 am
Close second: Denmark! Indeed when??
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seek3r Avatar
5 days ago at 01:39 pm

But if we see you when we’re driving, carefully slow down and…



Pass the dutchie on the left hand side

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You win the thread, everyone else can go home
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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