Apple Maps Redesign Now Rolling Out in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Slovakia

The redesigned version of the Maps app that Apple has been rolling out worldwide since 2019 is now being tested in Taiwan, according to Apple Maps expert Justin O'Beirne. The refreshed look is not available to all Apple Maps users as of yet, and Apple has not officially announced it.

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With the updated design, landmarks and buildings are shown in 3D, and green spaces, parks, trees, roads, and other areas are displayed in more detail and with more accuracy.

Apple's revamped map experience also provides iPhone, iPad, and Mac users with better navigation, turn-by-turn walking directions with augmented reality, and in general, a much more detailed and immersive Maps interface.

This design began rolling out in September 2018 in Northern California, and as of 2019, it was available across the United States. Apple has since expanded it to multiple other countries, most recently adding Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia.

O'Beirne expects the new ‌Apple Maps‌ design to be officially live in Taiwan in June.

Update: O'Beirne has updated his article to note that the new maps are also in testing for Hong Kong and Slovakia.

Top Rated Comments

kaycrystal626 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Still have no offline download map.
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timeislove Avatar
4 weeks ago
Great to hear they are rolling out the new map to Taiwan.

How about its neighbour Hong Kong, in which the data collection had been done sometime in 2021.

While apple staffs are busy with stacking up the new map data, please spare some time to add one fix which is common and useful.

Please add an option in Map app setting to allow language different from the system setting. This option is available for almost all apps!

The current option for switching on off English labels could not help. The display Lang for navigation and nearby attractions is still sticking to the system Lang setting!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
segfaultdotorg Avatar
4 weeks ago
How much will the Apple iMaps Pro subscription cost?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
4 weeks ago
I wish we could get offline maps.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
siddavis Avatar
4 weeks ago
I am sure there is an incredible amount of effort required to pull maps off, but 4.5 years to “roll out” a new design?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chickeneaster Avatar
4 weeks ago
I wonder if they'll do Central and South America anytime soon ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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