The new iOS 15 update brings new features and experiences to iPhone and iPad users like Live Text, Share Play, Center Stage, and much more. Similarly, Apple Maps has been updated with new 3D features. We have listed all the new features in Apple’s navigation app.
Six new features of Apple Maps on iOS 15
In addition to improvements to existing features, Apple Maps offer all-new 3-D features to offer a new immersive experience.
New interactive globe
Apple Maps offers an interactive 3D globe to show textures and contours of natural landforms like deserts, mountain ranges, oceans, rainforests, and others on the iPhone. Updated Maps allows users to explore the most remote locations on the planet.
Highly detailed Maps
iPhone users in London, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco can now explore their cities in a new 3D Maps which shows detailed neighborhoods, buildings, commercial districts, and more.
users can see elevation details across a city, new road labels, and hundreds of custom-designed landmarks like Coit Tower in San Francisco, Dodger Stadium in LA, the Statue of Liberty in NYC, and the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Later this year, this feature will be available in Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington, D.C., and in 2022, it will include Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Apple Maps now have 3D road details to easily navigate through cities like turn lanes, bus, and taxi lanes, crosswalks, medians, highways, complex interchanges, and more.
Immersive walking directions
Owners of iPhone models with LiDAR scanners will be able to get step-by-step walking guidance in augmented reality.
Apple has now made it difficult for transit riders to miss a stop by adding new transit updates. Users can select and pin their favorite lines in Maps to automatically receive a ‘disembark’ notification when it’s time to get off. Apple Watch users can track their ride right from the wrist.
Apple Maps on iOS 15 now offers a new Curated Guides section to explore over a thousand curated guides explore new places by The Washington Post, the National Park Foundation, Time Out, Complex, and The Infatuation. Curated Guides can be saved, automatically updated with new places, and users can create personal Guides of favorite places.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services said:
“We are thrilled to offer the new Apple Maps experience. Maps is the best way to navigate the world: It is easy to use, beautifully designed, and built with privacy at its core. With this update, we are pushing Maps even further, providing more ways for users to discover the natural beauty of the world and explore cities through a new 3D view. Our goal has always been to build the best and most accurate map in the world. The upgrades in Apple Maps are a continuation of that effort, with features and an attention to detail that only Apple can deliver.”