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Apple Maps overhaul includes time-based directions, more detailed maps

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Apple is overhauling Apple Maps with a range of new features, including more detailed maps, time-specific navigation, and improvements to transit directions.

For example, the company in iOS 15 is adding a new feature that will let users get directions based on when they want to leave or arrive at a destination. This allows for estimated travel times based on traffic conditions.

Additionally, Apple has also revamped the transit map with new key bus routes. Users will be able to more easily interact with their current route, and may receive a notification when they are close to their destination.

Apple has also added a new interactive globe that's akin to Google Earth and "detailed city experiences" that allow users to explore cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London with new details on elevation, trees, landmarks, and more.

Apple Maps has also been updated with new augmented reality-based directions for turn-by-turn navigation when on foot. Driving directions have been improved with easier-to-see details about traffic, incidents, and road features like turn lanes and medians.

Search in Apple Maps has also been improved, and the company has redesigned its place cards to make it easier to find important information about businesses, cities, and physical features such as mountain ranges.

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