Apple Maps offers a unique design compared to other map apps, along with a ton of innovative features. For instance, its proactive suggestions can now predict the place (or places) a person is most likely to go. It also suggests the fastest way to get there based on traffic, current location, the time of day, and any events on a person’s schedule.
Apps within Maps
With third-party app extensions, someone can book a table at a restaurant and even a ride to get there, all without even leaving the app.
It doesn’t matter whether driving or walking, finding your destination will be much easier now with better reading visuals on the app. For instance, when a turn is coming up while driving, the view will zoom in to show the driver exactly where to go.
The search function for Apple Maps has been redesigned to make things easier to find. When Multiple restaurants are packed into a small are, Maps will display a numbered badge. Tapping the badge will reveal all the places within the cluster of locations.
If instead the user needs to rely on public transit, there is always information for subways, buses, trains, and even ferries (with lines and stations right on the map). This feature is also attractive because it’s customized for each city where it’s available. As such, signs on the screen will look the same as the ones on the street.
The “Nearby” feature is one of the most popular features in all maps and search engines, and it is now even easier and more convenient. This feature will show the user a list of categories and within each category, they get more in-depth listings.
Flyover works when a person uses their Apple Map to see and select any major metro areas from the air. This, of course, comes with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views. Also, the user can freely explore these cities in high resolution. All while they zoom, pan, tilt, and rotate around the city and its landmarks.
Siri is now connected to Apple Maps. With Siri’s help, a person can find their way in a hands-free environment, while also bringing a helpful voice to get that person to their destination.
Lastly, when a person hears about a new spot from family or friends, they can now save it as a bookmark in Apple Maps. This can save time and allow for not having to remember the names and addresses. When iCloud stores these locations, they are always additionally accessible on other Apple devices like Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
With these features, Apple Maps becomes a first-rate map app for nearly any situation.