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Topic: Maps

Apple opens Maps development center in Hyderabad, India

05/19/2016, 12:05 am

Hot on the heels of revealing plans for an iOS app design and development facility in Bengaluru, Apple on Thursday local time announced the opening of an office in Hyderabad tasked with accelerating development of Maps products for iOS, Mac and Apple Watch.

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Apple Maps directions take to Regional Transit in Sacramento

05/09/2016, 09:05 am

Sacramentans and visitors to Sactown alike can now ride the rails -- or the bus -- with complete navigational confidence, as Apple has brought Sacramento Regional Transit integration to Apple Maps.

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Apple Maps public transit data comes to Portland, Oregon

04/11/2016, 09:04 am

New cities with Apple Maps transit data continue to be added on a regular basis, with the town of Portland, Ore., the latest to enter the fold, on the heels of Montreal and Austin.

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Apple Maps transit directions expand to include Montreal

04/06/2016, 03:04 pm

This week, the slow and steady roll-out of Apple Maps transit data continued, adding the second-largest city of Canada, Montreal, to its lineup.

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Apple Maps debuts Nearby in 4 countries, expands Flyover and Traffic support

03/29/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday strengthened its in-house mapping service with the rollout of five new Flyover locales, additional Traffic support and the activation of Nearby search in four countries.

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Apple rolls out 'Nearby' Maps search feature in Japan

03/23/2016, 12:03 am

Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on "Nearby" Apple Maps search results serving the Japanese market, offering users in that country quick access to commonly queried points of interest like restaurants, shopping malls, health services and more.

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Apple patents a new type of LiDAR system for 3D mapping

03/15/2016, 12:03 pm

With Apple's aggressive expansion into geospatial data has come a new focus on research into foundational sensors and systems related to the field, including a newly granted patent that covers an in-house LiDAR device for more accurately capturing three-dimensional scenes.

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Just in time for SXSW, Apple Maps transit directions launch in Austin

03/08/2016, 12:03 pm

Days before the South by Southwest festival is set to kick off, Apple Maps has added public transit information to the host town of Austin, Tex., benefitting the tens of thousands who will descend upon the city.

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Apple Maps vans operating around the clock in run-up to 'iOS 10' debut

02/11/2016, 10:02 am

With Apple widely expected to announce improvements for its in-house mapping effort alongside "iOS 10" this summer, the company's fleet of sensor-laden vans continues to ply the streets -- even at night.

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Apple adds 20 Flyover cities, new Traffic and Nearby data to Maps

02/03/2016, 08:02 pm

As part of Apple's continued Maps buildout effort, the company on Wednesday added 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

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Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover, Nearby and Traffic location data

01/22/2016, 02:01 am

Apple's efforts to build out its in-house Maps service moved forward on Thursday with the addition of four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

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Apple's CarPlay wins Autoblog 2016 Technology of the Year award

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple's CarPlay was awarded the "best individual technology feature in a vehicle" by Autoblog at Detroit's North American International Auto Show.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

12/29/2015, 08:12 am

In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.

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New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

12/27/2015, 06:12 pm

A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app's users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot of interest in Apple Pay.

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Apple Maps gains Los Angeles public transit data integration

12/15/2015, 10:12 pm

Apple Maps received a quiet upgrade this week with the addition of public transportation data for Los Angeles, Calif., including rail line schedules, dynamic advisories and integration with directions.

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Dealers say GM's rapid adoption of Apple CarPlay is helping them sell cars

12/14/2015, 04:12 pm

American automaker General Motors has rolled out support for Apple's CarPlay iPhone integration faster and across more models than its rivals, resulting in independent dealers reporting that the feature draws in customers and helps to close the deal in selling new cars.

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Apple adds Maps support to 8 Flyover destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe

12/09/2015, 08:12 pm

Following news that Apple Maps is now used three times as often on iOS as Google Maps, Apple on Wednesday added eight locations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe to its rolling list of Flyover-supported areas.

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Apple Maps used 3x more often than Google Maps on iOS, logs 5B requests per week

12/07/2015, 11:12 pm

It took Apple three years to do it, but Apple Maps is now the undeniable leader in iOS mapping, with a usage rate tripling that of its closest competitor Google Maps.

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Foursquare joins growing ranks of Apple Maps data suppliers

11/16/2015, 03:11 pm

Social networking service Foursquare is now an official supplier of business listings for Apple Maps, joining Yelp in giving users ratings and reviews for local businesses.

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Google bringing expanded offline maps, navigation to iOS

11/10/2015, 03:11 pm

iPhone owners will soon be able to get the same convenient offline access to maps, navigation information, and point-of-interest data promised to Android users in a future Google Maps update, the search firm said Tuesday.

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