Apple Maps is getting a revamp pretty soon. Sources say that Apple is overhauling the iOS mapping app using new data that it has collected from its fleet of cars, as well as data gathered from iPhone users.
The rollout of the new version will be in stages, with San Fancisco and the Bay Area receiving the first update. This will happen in the upcoming iOS 12 Beta. The company targets Northern California by the end of 2018, with other parts of the US and the world included as the year goes by.
Apple has its own fleet of cars gathering map data for the new update, but is also working with data collected by iPhone users. This is also a a visual update as the mapping app is expected to be more responsive to any roadworks while at the same time feature more context-aware data depending on the region it is being viewed in.
The rebuilding of the map is also the company’s first attempt on mapping with its own collected data rather than third-party companies. No hints on when the vans will be visiting Malaysia as of yet, but with Apple Maps being the second most used mapping app right now, it is just time before our region will be updated.