Apple Maps


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Apple Maps

The iPhone maps application introduced in September 2012 with version 6 of the operating system (iOS 6). Replacing Google Maps, which was featured on all iPhones prior to iOS 6, Apple Maps includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic information and interactive "Flyover" 3D views of metropolitan areas.

Not What Users Expected
Apple's map data is not as extensive as the data in Google Maps, which combined with erroneous results reported by many users caused Apple CEO Tim Cook to publicly apologize for the app replacement and even suggest users download third-party mapping apps until Apple Maps is improved. In December, Google Maps became available as a free download in the Apple App Store. See iOS versions.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Apple Watch is still a "work in progress," but getting around and staying connected is even easier with the watch's seamless integration of Apple Maps, messages, notifications, Apple Pay and a slew of other features.
Meanwhile, Uber had reportedly recruited one of Apple's senior engineering managers for Apple Maps, Chris Blumenberg, according to unnamed sources for (https://www.theinformation.com/Apple-Maps-Engineer-Moving-to-Uber) The Information .
We can only hope that Google Maps gets here sooner than later, as its really frustrating how ineffective Apple Maps has been in our search for any address.
Apple recently fired Scott Forstall (senior vice president of iOS Software at Apple) because of his refusal to sign an apology letter about the Apple Maps launch fiasco.
With Yext, Vendasta customers will be able to manage the public facts about their brands across the digital ecosystem, enabling them to easily update the information their customers find about them and see it automatically update across the 100+ digital services in the PowerListings Network, including Google, Apple Maps, Bing, Facebook and Yahoo.
Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Apple Music, messages, phone and more with Siri or the Uconnect touchscreen, while Android Auto integration also allows drivers to manage the compatible content and features on their device directly from the integrated touchscreen or by using the system's vocal commands.
Flyover is a feature of the Apple Maps app, available on iOS 9 software on the iPhone, which allows users to view towns or cities from a photo-realistic 3D birds' eye perspective.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: CartoDB, ESRI, Hexagon, GIS Cloud, Mapbox, Apple Maps, Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps
It was only a year ago that some people claimed they had spotted Nessie on Apple Maps. But it turned out it was just a car that drove into the loch because it was using Apple Maps.
LocalHub will become a customer-facing dashboard for services that allow businesses to take control of their location data in business listings appearing on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Apple Maps, along with hundreds of local search directories, social networks, and mapping services across the Internet.
SearchEngineLand editor Barry Schwartz says that Apple would not comment officially about the accuracy of these reports, but did point to the feature (introduced in iOS 7) that allows users to submit corrections or changes in Apple Maps.