What you need to know
- Apple Maps Transit is now rolling out in Europe.
- It was previously only available in the US.
- It adds extra information for those using public transport.
[Update] It seems that some parts of Europe already have support for Apple Maps Transit directions, as we've noted before. However, it does seem that improvements are happening as we've heard of the feature now going live in some cities that are not on our list. Should out in the comments if you have gained new functionality this weekend.
Apple has started to roll its improved Apple Maps out to parts of Europe, with one Twitter user spotting that Apple Maps Transit is now available to them.
Apple Maps Transit Directions available in Barcelona, Spain, France and others in EU. @applesfera @9to5mac pic.twitter.com/6H559FfeZJApple Maps Transit Directions available in Barcelona, Spain, France and others in EU. @applesfera @9to5mac pic.twitter.com/6H559FfeZJ— 🐼 (@guillamet) February 16, 2020February 16, 2020
Apple has been steadily improving its Apple Maps functionality in recent years and has just made much better maps available to the entire United States. Apple said that the rest of the world would get improvements throughout 2020.
Now that some European cities are seeing improved public transit data it's likely they will also soon start to see additional layers, including internal maps for things like malls. Eventually, users will see data for buses, trams, and trains.
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