Apple begins testing its improved Maps layout across Canada

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Apple Maps (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple Maps is expanding its improved Maps experience to Canada.
  • Testing of the new Maps is currently underway.
  • This makes Canada the fourth country to come online.

Apple is testing its improved Maps experience in Canada for the first time. Ten months after the US rollout was completed, Apple's mapping data is now being updated north of the border.

As spotted by Justin O'Beirne and MacRumors, a number of Maps tiles have been updated with more information and detail including bodies of water, parks, airports, buildings, and even foliage.

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Apple Maps Expansion Calgary (Image credit: Justin O'Beirne)

Apple had previously listed Canada as one of the locations getting the updated Maps data before the end of the year.

"Detailed new maps are coming to more countries later this year, including Canada, Ireland, and the UK. The new maps offer more detailed roads, buildings, parks, marinas, beaches, airports, and more, giving you a more realistic view of the world."

There's currently no indication as to when the rollout will be completed but it's been noted that it generally takes Apple up to 49 days to get the job done.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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