Date: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 05:09
Category: iOS, macOS, News, Software
If you’re looking for directions in and around Ohio’s cities and its transit systems, Apple Maps has you covered as of today.
Apple added full directions and transit support to both the iOS and macOS versions of Maps on Monday. The new cities include Akron, Athens, Canton, Dayton, Cincinnati, and parts of Cleveland. Columbus was added last month, just before the launch of iOS 10.
Users can now use Apple Maps to navigate via bus and rail routes. Each route is color-coded, and includes alerts about service issues.
Apple has been gradually restoring Maps transit coverage since the launch of iOS 9 in 2015. It was stripped out with 2012’s iOS 6, when Apple decided to abandon Google Maps content in favor of other partners — temporarily sacrificing features and accuracy.
Since its introduction, Apple has typically added only one or two new cities at a time, both in the U.S. and internationally. Apple also recently added Apple Maps support for multiple cities in Japan.
If you’re in Ohio and have a chance to test Apple Maps and its new navigation support, please let us know how your experience goes in the comments.