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Apple unveils multi-stop routes for Maps app in iOS 16, and more

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Apple has revealed the future of Maps at WWDC22.
Apple has revealed the future of Maps at WWDC22.
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Speaking on the virtual stage at WWDC22, Apple’s Craig Federighi and Meg Frost unveiled a handful of changes which are heading to the built-in Maps app, including support for multi-stop routes and changes to MapKit.

First up, the new Maps design we’ve seen gradually rolling out across the globe is launching in 11 new cities (Belgium, France, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland).

On top of that, Apple is also adding Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and Sydney to the Maps app’s gorgeous 3D view.

3D maps are launching in more cities.
3D maps are launching in more cities.
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Multi-stop routes

But wait – there’s more. In iOS 16, even bigger changes are in the Maps app’s roadmap. The first among these is support (at long last) for multi-stop routes. Now, users can plan up to 15 stops in advance when putting together a route in Maps. Stops can be added using Siri while en route via CarPlay, or sent to your iPhone from an associated Mac before you leave home.

And for developers, support for Look Around is coming to MapKit, allowing devs to incorporate the feature within third-party apps.