Real-time traffic information in Apple Maps expanded to several new countries today, including Brunei, Kenya, Mozambique, Philippines, Nigeria, and Vietnam, according to Apple’s Feature Availability page.
The feature will allow Apple Maps users in those countries to see traffic congestion as depicted through orange or red lines on roads where there’s heavy traffic to contend with.
Details on traffic conditions are now available in Apple Maps in more than 70 countries around the world.
In addition to expanding traffic information to new countries, Apple also expanded the availability of indoor maps for malls to Arizona and updated the Feature [...]
Apple has expanded carrier billing to TIM in Italy, Bite in Latvia and Lithuania, U Mobile in Malaysia, Singtel and StarHub in Singapore, Sunrise in Switzerland, and O2 in the UK, according to an updated support document.
The payment method enables customers to make purchases in the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books, and pay for an Apple Music subscription, without needing to link a debit or credit card to their Apple ID account. Instead, purchases are added to a customer’s phone bill, and paid in full when due.
The payment method is already offered by select carriers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, [...]
Apple today announced that it will be rebuilding its Maps app „from the ground up“ with street-level data collected from its fleet of Apple Maps vehicles, in addition to high resolution satellite imagery.
TechCrunch‚s Matthew Panzarino reports that Apple Maps will see significant improvements as it relates to traffic, real-time road conditions, road systems, new construction, changes in pedestrian walkways, and more, starting with the San Francisco area in the next iOS 12 beta, and Northern California by fall. “Since we introduced this six years ago — we won’t rehash all the issues we’ve had when we introduced it — we’ve done a huge investment in [...]
Apple Maps now includes transit information for Estonia and the city of Rome, Italy, enabling users in the areas to navigate with public transportation.
In Rome, transit data covers the city’s public metro lines, buses, and tram routes, as well as the local Trenitalia network which includes the Leonardo Express that connects Roma Termini station and Roma Fiumicino airport in Lazio.
Transit coverage across Estonia includes the capital Tallinn’s bus, tram, trolleybus, and Elron train services, as well as local links to the country’s national rail network reaching through Tartu, Pärnu, and Narva.
The public transport information can be [...]