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Apple Maps tests enhanced data in France, Monaco and New Zealand


Updates to Apple Map data have been rolling out from Cupertino on a regular basis, giving users in certain nations across the world better detail than before. France, Monaco, and New Zealand will soon be able to use the new maps.

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Although testing has already begun, the general public may have to wait until the middle of July to get access — July 15, according to Justin O’Beirne, who has been watching Apple’s rollouts of these updates – before they get access (which usually come out on a Thursday or Fridaya).

The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and other well-known monuments are depicted in 3D on the new map. With the old map, there were no 3D buildings at all in places like Auckland and Mont Saint-Michel. It has also had a visual overhaul, with roads being reduced in importance and more prominent place names introduced.


Maps were previously accessible in Germany and Singapore (April), as well as Australia (December), Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, and Andorra (September) as well as Spain and Portugal (September) (June). In O’Beirne’s estimation, the enhanced maps now cover a fifth of the world’s landmass and about 10% of the world’s total population. For further information on the release schedule and speed of these updates, please see the source link.

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