Apple Maps has been the butt of many a navigation app joke and rightly so. The original mapping service failed quite spectacularly when it was first launched in 2012, navigating people into the sea or to other continents entirely. Apple has since been trying to fix the troubled app and build up its reputation as a reliable mapping service.
Now however it seems as though Apple Maps might just be back in the running. Come WWDC (Apple’s developer’s conference), the navigation app could finally receive an update that gives city-dwellers another reason to take the app for a spin: transit navigation.
In a rumor reported by 9to5Mac, Maps could get a big update alongside iOS 9 that adds navigational support for public transportation. If you ride a train, bus, or hop onto the subway to get to and fro, this could mean that you’ll need one less app in order to get to where you need to be. It is rumored to have the full service, schedules and notifications on trains/buses running late.
It’s hard to say if Apple can win back those that left its app behind for Google Maps or any other navigation app. This update and any further integration into the iOS software can only spell good things for Apple as they try to fight against their ever popular competitors. Innovation has always been a key component for Apple, can they bring it to Apple Maps?
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