Apple recently brought Yellow Pages-powered business listings to their ever-growing Apple Maps to customers in Canada. However, the company also added new transit data directions for Boston and multiple Amtrak routes in the Northeastern parts of the U.S.
In previous versions of iOS, it would offer users with estimated travel times in the Notification Center’s Today view. However, those running iOS 9 will notice that travel directions often used to get to certain locations will now show up automatically on your iPhone’s lock screen.
Currently, Apple Maps are accessible on the desktop via Mac, on mobile iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices and through your wrist through Maps for Apple Watch. Read more
The mysterious vans that were spotted in different parts of the country this year are not part of Project Titan, which is Apple’s secret self-driving car project. Read more
On Friday, the California based company updated the Acknowledgements page for their mapping software, adding a handful of new data partners.
The page gives credit to TomTom, Yelp and other companies that provide Apple Maps with imagery and information. Read more
The Cupertino firm is reportedly planning on adding transit directions for bus, subway and train route navigation. The new Transit layer will join the existing Standard, Hybrid, Satellite and Flyover views within the Apple Maps application.
Apple has confirmed the acquisition with The New York Times‘ Mike Isaac, offering up their usual boilerplate statement “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Read more
Recently, the company (Apple) is searching for a senior software engineer to join their Maps Data Services team, which is expected to do tasks that are related with behind-the-scenes data infrastructure. Read more
In recent news, Apple is working on integrating public transit information into their Maps app, according to a job listing spotted by AppleInsider on Tuesday.
The company is hiring software engineers for their Maps division’s routing team, which they say they are working on “one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps.” Read more
Apple has recently updated their Apple Maps Connect service. Maps is pretty much Apple’s version of Google Maps, essentially doing the same thing of showing you different locations from around the city, state, or country on a map to help you find specific locations or to help you navigate.