Apple just finished re-building their own map application. So, how good is this new update? Does the new update bring more information to places we search? For example, if we look for Webet, what kind of information would appear there?
So, here they are, some interesting facts about the new Apple map.
What is new?
Everything. Apple built the app right from the bottom and using its own data, instead of third-party. Thanks to this, the map will display some information more accurately than ever. Pools, building shapes, trees, grass, parking lots, basketball courts, tennis, sport areas, and pedestrian pathways are now clearly visible on the Apple Map. You can even find out entrances to buildings in this new update.
Does it use my personal data?
Yes, but it only uses a few of it. This new update uses information from your trip history as probe data to determine the best route. If you concern about your privacy, please don’t worry. The app retracts information from your device and it stores it locally, instead of sending it to somewhere else. If the map requires sending the information to Apple server, the server will add some extra security layers to your data that even Apple itself won’t be able to break it. Another good news is, you can opt out from this service as long as you turn off your GPS and secure your Privacy settings.
Does Apple include street view mode this time?
Maybe, we still haven’t heard anything about it. With its own data, Apple is more than capable of providing this feature, but still, there is no news yet.
Does the 3D view improve, as well?
Yes, Apple is serious about displaying the view as accurate as possible. The company even has its own tools that allow map editors to tweak any building displayed in the map to make them extremely accurate. The map editors can also use this measuring tool to find out the number of floors in every building, so we should expect a better indoor navigation from this new update.