Friday September 21, 2018
Home Lead Story Apple Plans T...

Apple Plans To Build Its New And Improved Version Of Maps

The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area

0
//
17
Apple
Apple unveils 3 iPhones with dual SIM, impressive cameras.
Republish
Reprint

To offers its users a better navigation tool, Apple is reportedly re-building its Maps platform by using data collected by iPhones and a fleet of cars parked with sensors and cameras.

The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area with the next iOS 12 beta and will cover Northern California by autumn, Techcrunch reported on Saturday.

The updated maps, which have been in the making for four years now, will eventually be available on all versions of iOS, it added.

Besides making the maps more visually rich, Apple is designing them to be more responsive to changes in roadways and construction and give users a detailed view of various things on their way including more detailed ground cover, foliage, pools and pedestrian pathways.

“We have been working on trying to create what we hope is going to be the best map app in the world, taking it to the next step. That is building all of our own map data from the ground up,” Apple’s Senior Vice President Eddy Cue was quoted as saying.

Apple
Apple iPhones. Wikimedia commons

Apple’s Maps has been a major concern for users since the very beginning of its launch. Despite its efforts to patch holes from time to time, many users felt the maps had scope for improvement.

Also read: Apple Launches its Free Schoolwork App For Teachers

Eventually, Apple will no longer rely on third-party data to provide the basis for its maps, which has been one of its major pitfalls from the beginning, the Techcrunch report added. (IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2018 NewsGram

Next Story

WhatsApp Phasing Out Support For Apple Devices with Older iOS Versions

The company would withdraw app support for Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020

0
WhatsApp
WhatsApp phases out support for older iOS versions. Pixabay

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started phasing out support for Apple devices running iOS version 7 and older, the media reported.

This would not affect people who already have WhatsApp installed on their iPhone 4 devices as it should continue to function till 2020, but users would not be able to re-install the app if deleted, the Mirror reported on Thursday.

“For older iPhones, the app would not get any new features and updates anymore and it is also possible that some already existing features may stop working,” said the report.

WhatsApp
WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

In a previous blog post, the company had claimed that the messaging app would stop functioning on iOS versions 7 and older after February 1, 2020.

WhatsApp has already stopped serving devices running on Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 and older.

Also Read About- Nikon Launches its Mirrorless Cameras in India

The company would withdraw app support for Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020. (IANS)

Next Story