Apple Maps gets a major upgrade in Canada


Apple Maps gets a major upgrade in Canada
Enjoy a more detailed city experience, with 3D buildings and landmarks.
Images: Apple

Apple Maps users in Canada can now enjoy a more detailed mapping experience, as well as enhanced navigation, in several big cities.

Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are the latest to get Apple’s most recent Maps upgrades — which first debuted in London, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area in iOS 15 last September.

Apple Maps gets more detailed cities in Canada

The “newly enhanced city experience,” as Apple calls it, offers a number of significant improvements over regular Apple Maps. Users get “amazing details for road markings, land cover, trees, elevation, and public transit routes.”

It also brings enhanced navigation, including walking directions shown in augmented reality, and a new windshield view for drivers. And, for the first time since its initial debut, the new Maps experience is rolling out in Canada.

Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver on board

Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are the first Canadian cities to get the upgrade. Users can explore these areas and see detailed 3D buildings and landmarks, such as BC Palace and Robson Square in Vancouver.

“We’re excited for Apple Maps users to explore the beauty and culture of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in an incredibly detailed new way,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services.

“Built with privacy at its core, this update is the continuation of our commitment to building the best, most accurate map of the world — with a beautifully designed experience and attention to detail that only Apple can deliver.”

Only in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

This upgrade joins other Apple Maps improvements made last fall, including Look Around, cycling directions, incident reports, indoor maps, and the ability to share your ETA with a tap.

To enjoy the changes, you’ll need to be running iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8 or later.


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