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Apple expands its Maps vehicle program to new countries, new cities in U.S., UK

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jul 2015 23:07 User comments (6)

Apple expands its Maps vehicle program to new countries, new cities in U.S., UK Apple has expanded its Apple Maps vehicle program, sending out vans to new places like France and Sweden while expanding supported U.S. cities.
The vans are all equipped with cameras and advanced sensors that Apple hopes will improve their mapping service, which is still second-best compared to Google's long standing service. Apple also hopes to improve their 3D imagery and to improve on street level views of locations.

Apple will send out vans to France throughout August, but it is unclear when you might see them in your Swedish town.

In addition, the UK and U.S. will get improved service as a number of cities are already scheduled to be surveyed.

Source:
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6 user comments

131.7.2015 8:41

F U Apple, don't you have enough of innocent people's money already!


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21.8.2015 18:55

Well they gotta catch up. Goofle updated our street view in the last year or two. Our Solar panels are now showing in the image. This this the "bottom" of the world here... doubt if Apple would make the effort.


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33.8.2015 12:39

Well, there was also that "misdirect people into the middle of nowhere in the wilderness" fiasco ^^' ...
(Many more links available via searching for "apple maps misdirect australia desert")

Where's your sense of adventure?!

44.8.2015 17:32

LOL^^


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54.8.2015 17:50

While iOS, itself, is a solid product, APple has NEVER been all that good with the other software associated with the ecosystem. Their current struggles with iTunes mediocrity are a perfect example.

I attribute this to two main causes. First, it's simply the almost inevitable "arteriosclerosis" any super-large, monolithic company eventually faces. Other good examples are GE, the big American car makers, M$, and so on. In contrast, AT&T boomed once it was forced to split, back in the '80s.

Second, the very consistency that is a big strength of iOS, is also one of it's greatest weaknesses, in my opinion. Compared to Android, iOS devs simply can be a lot lazier and take both their hardware and users for granted. That's not really a viable tactic, however, for Android ^^' ...

65.8.2015 9:45

It could be exaggerated but actually there's some talk of the Apple ecosystem, including the OSs, of having developed lots of stability issues. So it's popularity is on the wane.

This might be it:
http://www.inquisitr.com/2279245/apple-...ios-9-problems/



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