Better reliability at the core of supposed Maps overhaul.
Apple is planning a notable overhaul to the Maps app with iOS 8, according to sources with 9to5Mac.
The report states that the new Maps app will feature enhanced data, making it more reliable, as well as a cleaner design for the user interface, highlighting landmarks like airports and hotels. Unnamed sources also claim that public transit directions will finally arrive with the overhauled Maps app, starting in major cities and expanding to other locales over time. Apple users will be able to get subway and bus data with some taps of their finger.
In 2012, the launch of the Maps app was a black-eye for Apple, with CEO Tim Cook having to publicly apologize for issues with the app. Cook even mentioned that iOS users should utilize other map applications from the likes of Google and Nokia. The 9to5Mac report suggests that this sort-of relaunch of Maps will try to raise the quality and awareness of the app.
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