As the United States began to unblock and resume normal life, Apple also took the opportunity to update the Maps app on WWDC 2021 to help people re-familiarize themselves with the environment. Compared with before, the three-dimensional map of maps brings more details, such as changes in terrain height, clearer text signs, and a few special landmarks, such as the Coit tower and Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco above. The entire map can also be switched to the “moonlight” night mode.
The signs on the road will also be more in line with the actual situation, especially for bus lanes and pedestrian crossings. Maps also uses the change of terrain height to match the three-dimensional interchange, so that passers-by can see clearly what should Which direction to go. These features are also expected to come to CarPlay later this year.
As for people taking public transportation, in the future, you will be able to pin the routes you often take on the top of the page, and you will also be able to track the progress of the route through your Apple Watch. When you are about to arrive at the station, the phone will vibrate to notify you, reminding you that it is time to get off the bus.
These functions will come to some cities in North America and Europe before 2021, and more cities will be added next year.