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Apple rolls out its new map in Australia

Apple Maps Australia December
Apple Maps Australia December (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has rolled out its new map in Australia.
  • The new map features a new navigation experience, Look Around, better Walking Directions, and Guides.

Apple's Google-level experience in its maps app has finally shown up in Australia.

Today, the company announced (opens in new tab) that it has rolled out its all-new map in the country with new features like improved navigation, Look Around, better Walking Directions, and Guides.

Beginning today, users in Australia can experience the new Apple Maps, with faster and more accurate navigation, comprehensive views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, and shopping centres, and three-dimensional landmarks of locations like the Sydney Opera House, making it easier and more enjoyable to map out any journey.

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Services, said that it is now "easier than ever for users to find the places they love and get to where they're going."

"Apple Maps is the best way to explore and navigate the world, all while protecting your privacy. We are excited to bring this experience to even more users with today's rollout in Australia. The map has been rebuilt from the ground up, with better navigation, richer detail, more accurate information for places, and remarkable features that only Apple can deliver, like Look Around, Share ETA, and more. Now it is easier than ever for users to find the places they love and get to where they're going."

Apple Maps users in Australia can learn more about the update on the Apple Newsroom (opens in new tab).

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.