Apple is testing a broad rollout of the revamped and rebuilt Apple Maps experience to new users across Europe. With this extension, Apple is now testing the new Apple Maps design in six new Central European countries…
As usual, this extension was first spotted by Justin O’Beirne, cartographer and Apple Maps expert. O’Beirne says that the new Apple Maps experience is now being publicly tested in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
This is the 18th time Apple has expanded the availability of its new Apple Maps data since it was first released with iOS 12 in 2018. O’Beirne says:
With extension #18 released to all Apple Maps users, Apple’s new map covers 21.6% of the Earth’s surface and 11.7% of the world population (ie 927 million people around the world). thirty two countries.
The redesigned and rebuilt Apple Maps experience launched in select parts of the US in 2018 with the release of iOS 12. Apple announced that it had completed its US rollout in June 2020, and expansion into Europe began soon after.
Apple claims that the new Apple Maps design offers users faster and more accurate navigation, better detail, better road coverage and more. Based on previous release schedules, O’Beirne expects the revamped and rebuilt Apple Maps experience to officially launch in these six Central European countries sometime next month.
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