Apple Rolls Out Enhanced Maps in 11 Additional States

By Accura News on 26 November 2019
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The Rocky Mountains in Colorado

The Rocky Mountains in Colorado

Apple’s upgrade to its Maps app, a makeover that includes more accurate details such as trees and grass, exact building shapes, parking lots, sports facilities, and parking lots, now covers 27 states in their entirely and six states partially.

The upgrade started with Northern California during iOS 12 beta testing and was later extended to Southern California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  The revamped maps now cover much of the West and Midwest of the country including Colorado, Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as parts of Illinois and Indiana.

In June at its developers conference, Apple said that the new maps would cover the entire United States by the end of 2019.

The move to an improved Maps experience comes as Apple replaces third-party map data with its own data that it collects from its fleet of Apple Maps vehicles as well as the use of high-resolution satellite imagery and anonymized segments of navigation sessions from iPhone users.

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