|Initial release||September 19, 2012|
|Operating system||iOS 6 and later, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS|
Apple Maps is a web mapping service developed by Apple Inc. The default map system of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS, it provides directions and estimated times of arrival for driving, walking, cycling, and public transportation navigation. A "Flyover" mode shows certain densely populated urban centers and other places of interest in a 3D landscape composed of models of buildings and structures.
First released in 2012, Apple Maps replaced Google Maps as the default map system on Apple devices. At launch, it drew criticism from users and reviewers for incorrect directions, sparse data about public transportation, and various other bugs and errors. Apple has since further developed the software addressing criticisms.
Exclusive to Apple devices, it can be accessed on non-Apple devices in map-related search results on DuckDuckGo.
Apple revealed that the application would replace Google Maps as the default web mapping service for iOS. Apple also announced that the application would include turn-by-turn navigation, 3D maps, ~Flyovers and 3D maps, and the virtual assistant Siri. The mapping service was released on September 19, 2012. Following the launch, Apple Maps was heavily criticized, which resulted in a public apology by Apple CEO Tim Cook in late September and the departure of two key employees of Apple (see also §Early inaccuracy).
Google Maps was the default mapping app in iOS from the first generation iPhone in 2007. In late 2009, tensions between Google and Apple started when the Android version of Google Maps featured turn-by-turn navigation, a feature which the iOS version lacked. At the time, Apple argued that Google collected too much user data. When Apple made iOS 6 available, Google Maps could only be accessed by iOS 6 users via the web. Although Google did not immediately launch an iOS version Maps, shortly after the announcement of Apple Maps, Google did add a Flyover feature to its virtual globe application Google Earth. Three months later, in December 2012, Google Maps was released in the App Store. This version of Google Maps, unlike the previous version, featured turn-by-turn navigation. Shortly after it was launched, it was the most popular free application in the App Store.
Speculation around Apple creating a mapping service of its own arose in 2009 after computer magazine Computerworld reported that Apple had acquired Jaron Waldman's company Placebase, an online mapping service, in July of that year. The CEO of Placebase became a part of Apple's "Geo Team". In the following two years, Apple acquired two more mapping related companies who specialized in 3D maps: Poly9 in 2010 and C3 Technologies in 2011. C3 Technologies' imagery was later used for the Flyovers feature in Apple Maps. Earlier in 2011, Apple indicated its plan for a mapping service when it stated on its website that it was collecting location data to create "an improved traffic service in the next couple of years" for iPhone users. In September 2012, when Apple Maps was released, a “source”connected to both Google and Apple Maps claimed to technology website TechCrunch that Apple was recruiting Google employees that worked on Google Maps.
In the first year after its release, Apple Maps received a number of improvements which solved various errors in the application. Other changes included adding more satellite imagery and making the navigation available in more cities. In 2013, Apple also acquired a few companies to improve Apple Maps, namely HopStop, Embark, WifiSlam, and Locationary, as well as the team and the technology of the company BroadMap. HopStop and Embark both specialized in mapping public transportation, WifiSlam specialized in interior maps, Locationary provided accurate company data for mapping services, and BroadMap managed, sorted, and analyzed map data.
During WWDC in June 2013, Apple announced the new version of Apple Maps in iOS 7. This new version had a new look and icon. Several new functions were also implemented, including full-screen mode, night mode, real-time traffic information, navigation for pedestrians, and the Frequent Locations feature. The latter feature, which can be switched on and off, was introduced to record the most frequently visited destinations by users in order to improve Apple Maps. In addition, new satellite imagery was added once again. On September 18, 2013, Apple released iOS 7. At that time, the new iPhone 5S included a new motion coprocessor, the M7, which can identify whether a user is walking or driving in order to adjust the navigation mode.
During that same conference, Apple announced that a desktop version of the application would be made available for OS X Mavericks. On October 22, 2013, Apple released OS X Mavericks and the desktop version of Apple Maps. The desktop version was similar to that in iOS 7, but it connected with the Contacts and Calendar applications. Additionally, the desktop version enabled users to send locations and directions to other devices with iOS. In June of the following year, Apple acquired the company Spotsetter, a social search engine that gave personalized recommendations for places to visit. Since the acquisition, most of its employees work at Apple.
On September 17, 2014, the successor of iOS 7, iOS 8, became available. Later that year, on October, 16, Apple released OS X Yosemite. Neither update brought any major modifications to Apple Maps. However, the feature "City Tours" was introduced to both iOS and OS X. This function made it possible for the user to be guided through locations with Flyovers. Also, Apple Maps results were shown in the search feature Spotlight in OS X Yosemite. Later in 2014, Apple news website 9to5Mac reported that in the previous months a number of Apple Maps employees, including a key employee, had left the company to work for Uber. In the next year, Apple Maps was added to the new Apple Watch, which was released on April 24. The app indicates navigation instructions by taps on the user's wrist.
During WWDC on June 8, 2015, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, announced that the new version of Apple Maps in iOS 9 would have information about public transportation in a number of global cities. The function also became available for OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2. In addition, Apple added the function "Nearby", which shows nearby points of interest in several categories. With the update, the application chooses a detour in case of a traffic delay. The three new versions of the operating systems became available in September 2015. In addition to these new releases, Apple acquired a few companies in 2015 in order to improve the mapping application even further. In the spring, Apple also acquired Coherent Navigation, that provides precise location data through High Integrity GPS, and the startup company Mapsense later that year. The latter had developed software to organize large amounts of location data.
In 2016, Apple Maps opened a new development center and it was updated for watchOS and iOS. The application was improved when watchOS 2.2 came out in March 2016. Apple Maps was renewed in the new version of the operating system and received several new features, including "Nearby" which had previously been exclusive to iOS. Four months later, Apple CEO Tim Cook inaugurated a new office in partnership with IT company RMSI, Noida, at the WaveRock campus in Hyderabad, India. The development center focuses on the development of Apple Maps and employs 4,000 people. According to ZDNet, the 250,000 square feet (23,000 square metres) office cost US$25 million. In September, iOS 10 was released. The update of the Apple's mobile operating system was accompanied by a new design of Apple Maps. Moreover, the application was opened up to developers and gained a few features: it makes suggestions for places to go based on earlier usage of the app, it can remember the location where the user parked their vehicle, it allows a user to filter search suggestions, and the turn-by-turn navigation was improved. The navigation automatically zooms in and out, shows traffic ahead, and allows users to search for points of interests along the route. These features are available for CarPlay as well.
In early 2018, Apple announced that Maps now included bike-sharing stations in more than 175 cities in 36 countries, including San Francisco (Bay Wheels), New York (Citi Bike), Montreal (BIXI), London (Santander), Paris (Vélib' Métropole) and Brisbane (CityCycle).
In summer 2018, Maps leader Eddy Cue announced major updates to Apple Maps, which he said had been rebuilt "from the ground up" using map data Apple had been quietly gathering for the past four years. Newly detailed maps were available first for the San Francisco Bay area, and later for other areas of the United States and other countries. Areas with the new detail show outlines of buildings, more minor roads (for example, roads within parking lots), walking paths, and traffic lights and stop signs during navigation. Grassy areas also show more detail; for example, strips of grass and vegetation between roads, outlines of holes on golf courses, baseball/football fields within parks, etc.
In November 2018, Apple said that it would send its backpack-wearing team to various locations, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara County, in an attempt to improve Apple Maps’ walking directions along footpaths and walkways. The company also said it would deploy its mapping cars throughout the US and the UK to gather its own data and add details to the maps.
By the end of January 2020, Apple completed the rollout of their new maps detail in the United States and the District of Columbia; several U.S. territories were also added in April 2020. Apple also said that Europe would receive updated maps later that year. During WWDC on June 22, 2020, Apple announced that the UK, Ireland, and Canada would be the first countries outside of the U.S. to receive the updated maps.
In September 2020, cycling directions were added to Maps alongside the public rollout of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7. As of launch, cycling directions were only available in the cities of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Beijing, but Apple intends to add more over time. In October, Apple updated the United Kingdom and Ireland to include their new maps detail, Look Around, and cycling directions. On October 19, 2020, Apple began testing their new maps for Canada and rolled out the final version on December 10, 2020.
On April 22, 2021, Apple began testing its new maps for Spain and Portugal, with the final version going live during Apple's annual WWDC conference on June 7, 2021. In addition, Apple announced that Italy and Australia would get the new maps later in the year. During WWDC 2021, Apple had announced a brand new "city experience" for select areas that would include real-world road widths, vegetation, turn lanes, realistic building models and colors, among other things. Apple released this new experience in seven cities in 2021, including Los Angeles and New York; more cities will follow in the future. In addition, Apple announced new changes to the "Transit" feature and non-vehicle directions, such as new AR walking directions and the ability to follow transit on an Apple Watch. Apple published its new map data in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City and Andorra on September 10, 2021, while also adding real-time transit for Rome, Milan, and Turin on the 26th. Apple released its new map data for Australia on December 9, 2021. In August 2021, native ratings and a photo system became available to US users, previously using Foursquare, Yelp and Tripadvisor.
On March 4, 2022, Apple began testing its new map data in Germany and Singapore, with the final version launching on April 21, 2022. On March 24, 2022, Apple released its new detailed city experience for Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. On May 29, 2022, Apple began testing its new map data in France, Monaco, and New Zealand, with the final version launching on July 7, 2021. During Apple's annual WWDC conference on June 6, 2022, Apple announced that in addition to France, Monaco, and New Zealand, the new maps would be expanded to Belgium, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland. As for the Detailed City Experience, Apple had announced that Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Seattle, Sydney and Melbourne would be getting it later in the year. Apple had introduced multi-stop routing, Pay in Transit, and Mapkit for better integration of products in apps for developers.
On August 5, 2022, Apple began testing its new map data in Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Saudi Arabia. Apple also published the new Detailed City Experience for Atlanta, Miami and Seattle. On September 12, 2022, Apple published the new Detailed City Experience for Chicago and Las Vegas alongside the launch of iOS 16.
Apple Maps started using vector graphics before competitor Google Maps, which allowed the application to use less data than Google Maps. The map has four available layers: regular map, satellite view, hybrid view (a combination of regular and satellite view), and public transit view. The main provider of map data is TomTom, but data is also supplied by Automotive Navigation Data, Getchee, Hexagon AB, IGN, Increment P, Intermap Technologies, LeadDog, MDA Information Systems, OpenStreetMap, and Waze. Apple renewed their agreement with TomTom in 2015. TomTom is the parent company of Tele Atlas, which is also used by Apple Maps' competitor, Google Maps. The satellite imagery comes from Maxar Technologies. iPhones located in China use data from AutoNavi instead. The latest supplier is listed on the attribution page of Apple Maps
Apple Maps can be used to plan routes. The navigation service features turn-by-turn navigation with spoken instructions for vehicles, pedestrians, and public transportation. According to Apple, the navigation function is available in 56 countries worldwide. Apple Maps can also be used to see real-time traffic information. In addition, Apple's virtual assistant, Siri, is integrated into Apple Maps. The map displays points of interest provided by approximately twenty companies, including Booking.com, Foursquare, TripAdvisor, and Yelp. The data from Foursquare was added in late 2015. Users can drop pins on the map to save places for later retrieval. The satellite view features Flyovers, three-dimensional satellite views, in designated locations.
|Country / Dependency||Number of Features Available||Directions||Turn-by-Turn Navigation||Traffic||Nearby||Speed Cameras||Transit||Lane Guidance||Flyover||Indoor Maps Airports||Indoor Maps Malls||Speed Limits||Real-Time Transit||Congestion Zones||Look Around||Cycling||Refine Location||Augmented Reality Walking Directions||Detailed City Experience|
|Antigua and Barbuda||3|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3|
|British Virgin Islands||3|
|Central African Republic||3|
|Cocos (Keeling) Islands||2|
|Northern Mariana Islands||2|
|Papua New Guinea||2|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||3|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||2|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||3|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||2|
|Trinidad and Tobago||4|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||3|
|United Arab Emirates||6|
|Wallis and Futuna||2|
With Flyover, certain locations — mainly the big cities and landmarks — can be seen from a birds-eye perspective. The three-dimensional views are photo-realistic, and users can change the perspective. Flyover has been available since the first release of Apple Maps. Many cities with Flyovers also have "City Tours." With this feature, the user is guided in the Flyover view along landmarks in that location. "City Tours" was added to Apple Maps in iOS 8 (released on September 17, 2014) and in OS X Yosemite (released on October 16, 2014). In addition to Flyovers, around fifty cities also feature 3D maps. This feature enables the user to see three-dimensional models of structures in the map view. These models, which are not photo-realistic, can also be seen when using the turn-by-turn navigation.
Flyovers are available at the following locations:
|Australia||Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Rottnest Island, Sydney, Twelve Apostles|
|Austria||Graz, Linz, Salzburg|
|Belgium||Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent|
|Canada||Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver|
|Czech Republic||Brno, Prague|
|Denmark||Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense|
|France||Aix-en-Provence, Ajaccio, Amiens, Angers, Annecy, Arcachon, Avignon, Bastia, Besançon, Béziers, Biarritz, Bonifacio, Bordeaux, Calvi, Cannes, Carcassonne, Chambord, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Chenonceaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Collioure, Corte, Dijon, Gorges de l'Ardèche, Gorges Du Verdon, La Rochelle, Le Mans, Lens, Lille, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Millau, Mont Saint-Michel, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Nîmes, Omaha Beach, Paris, Perpignan, Pont du Gard, Porto-Vecchio, Propriano, Reims, Remoulins, Rennes, Saint-Étienne, Saint-Tropez, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Vierville-sur-Mer|
|Germany||Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Kiel, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Neuschwanstein Castle, Nuremberg, Stuttgart|
|Ireland||Cliffs of Moher, Cork, Dublin|
|Italy||Ancona, Bari, Bobbio, Cittadella, Florence, Genoa, Messina, Milan, Naples, Padua, Paestum, Palermo, Parma, Pavia, Perugia, Pisa, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Sanremo, Taormina, Treviso, Turin, Venice|
|Japan||Aizuwakamatsu, Akita, Aomori, Fukuyama, Gifu, Hagi, Hakodate, Hamamatsu, Hikone, Himeji, Hiroshima, Izumo, Izushi, Kanazawa, Kitakyushu, Kobe, Kumamoto, Kurashiki, Matsue, Matsumoto, Matsuyama, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Naha, Niigata, Odawara, Okayama, Osaka, Sakai, Sapporo, Sendai, Shizuoka, Takahashi, Takamatsu, Tōjinbō, Tokyo, Toyama, Tsu, Tsunoshima, Yokkaichi|
|Mexico||Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Chichen Itza, Cuernavaca, Culiacán, Ensenada, Guadalajara, Guaymas, Hermosillo, La Paz, Loreto, Mazatlán, Mexicali, Oaxaca, Pisté, Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, Teotihuacan, Tijuana, Tulum|
|Netherlands||Aalsmeer, Amsterdam, Bloemendaal, Eindhoven, Haarlem, Heemstede, Hoofddorp, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Zaandam, Zandvoort|
|New Zealand||Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson, Queenstown, Wellington|
|Portugal||Braga, Coimbra, Porto|
|San Marino||Full coverage|
|South Africa||Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria|
|Spain||A Coruña, Alicante, Almería, Badajoz, Barcelona, Cáceres, Cádiz, Córdoba, Ciudad Real, Gijón, Granada, Huelva, Jerez de la Frontera, León, Lugo, Madrid, Manilva, Murcia, Pamplona, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Infantes, Zaragoza|
|Sweden||Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Linköping, Malmö, Stockholm, Visby|
|United Kingdom||Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, British Virgin Islands, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Preston, Stoke-on-Trent, Stonehenge, Sunderland, Wolverhampton|
|United States||See the bottom table|
|Vatican City||Full coverage|
|Arizona||Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Powell, Meteor Crater, Monument Valley, Phoenix, Tucson|
|California||Bakersfield, Catalina Island, Fresno, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Los Angeles, Modesto, Oakland, Pinnacles National Park, Porterville, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, South Lake Tahoe, Stockton, Visalia, Yosemite National Park|
|Colorado||Denver, Royal Gorge|
|Florida||Bradenton, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Miami, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tallahassee|
|Hawaii||Big Island (far western part), Kahului, Kapaa, Lahaina, Lihue, Oahu, Wailua|
|Indiana||Indianapolis, South Bend|
|Louisiana||Baton Rouge, New Orleans|
|Massachusetts||Boston, Foxborough, Martha's Vineyard, Salem, Springfield|
|Michigan||Detroit, Grand Rapids|
|Minnesota||Minneapolis, Saint Paul|
|Missouri||Springfield, St. Louis|
|Nevada||Hoover Dam, Las Vegas|
|New York||Albany, Beacon, Buffalo, New York City, Newburgh, Niagara Falls, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Schenectady|
|North Carolina||Greensboro, Raleigh|
|Ohio||Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City, Tulsa|
|Pennsylvania||Allentown, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh|
|Puerto Rico||Aguadilla, Arecibo, Mayagüez, Ponce, San Juan|
|South Carolina||Charleston, Columbia|
|South Dakota||Mount Rushmore, Rapid City|
|Texas||Amarillo, Arlington (partially), Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio|
|US Virgin Islands||Full coverage|
|Utah||Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Zion National Park|
|Wisconsin||Green Bay, Milwaukee|
|Wyoming||Cheyenne, Devils Tower|
The feature "Nearby" is exclusive to iOS 9 and watchOS 2.2. It shows icons of different categories like "food" and "transportation" in the search menu. After clicking each icon, nearby points of interest in that category are shown with their names, distances, and reviews on Yelp. Additionally, pins appear at the locations of these places on the map. The turn-by-turn navigation can be activated with Nearby as well.
The function "Transit" shows the public transport networks on the map in a number of cities and their surroundings. The functionality was added to iOS 9 (released on September 16, 2015), OS X El Capitan (released on September 30), and watchOS 2 (released on September 21). Apple Maps displays the networks of buses, subways, trains, and ferries in these cities. Additionally, the mapping service includes public transit schedules and shows the locations of the entries and exits of the subway and train stations. "Transit" is available in the following locations and metropolitan areas:
|Australia||Full coverage||Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Austria||Vienna, Salzburg, ÖBB||N/A|
|Belgium||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Brazil||States of Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo||N/A|
|Canada||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|China||Full coverage||Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen (only available when viewed inside China)|
|Finland||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Germany||Full coverage: Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Niedersachsen, NRW, Saxony, Thuringia||N/A|
|Hong Kong||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Hungary||Budapest, Debrecen, MÁV||N/A|
|Iceland||Reykjavík, Capital Region and long distance routes operated by Strætó bs||N/A|
|Ireland||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Italy||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Japan||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Netherlands||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|New Zealand||Full coverage||Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington|
|Norway||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Singapore||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Spain||Full coverage||Barcelona, Madrid|
|Sweden||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|Taiwan||Full coverage||Full coverage|
|United Kingdom||Full coverage||England, Scotland|
|United States||Full coverage||States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin.|
Support for all the routes of Amtrak in the United States has been added as of October 2, 2016. The routes of NSW TrainLink in New South Wales were added in April 2016. The routes of V/Line (Regional Rail) in Victoria (Australia) were added on October 9, 2016. Transit directions were expanded across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland, on December 19, 2016. Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) was added on October 16, 2017.
Apple's transit directions are not available in third-party apps.
In iOS 16, Apple added the ability to add Transit Cards to the Maps app, as well as see Transit Fares. The following countries and locations are reported to have these features by Apple:
|China||Beijing, Changsha, Changzhou, Chaozhou, Dalian, Fushan, Guangzhou, Heyuan, Jiangmen, Jieyang, Jinan, Maoming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shanwei, Shaoguan, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Suzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen, Xi’an, Xuzhou, Yunfu||N/A|
|Hong Kong||Full coverage (Octopus)||N/A|
|Japan||Full coverage (Suica and PASMO)||N/A|
|United States||Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Washington DC||New York, San Francisco Bay Area|
With the release of iOS 14, various countries in Europe received congestion zone alerts in the Maps app to reduce harmful emissions in the area. Users have the option of inputting navigation that avoids these areas. The following countries have congestion zones added:
|Belgium||Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent|
|France||Greater Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Strasbourg|
|Germany||Aachen, Augsburg, Balingen, Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Cologne, Dinslaken, Düsseldorf, Eschweiler, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hagen, Halle, Hannover, Heidelberg, Heidenheim an der Brenz, Heilbronn, Herrenberg, Ilsfeld, Karlsruhe, Krefeld, Leipzig, Leonberg, Limburg, Ludwigsburg, Mainz, Magdeburg, Mannheim, Marburg, Mönchengladbach, Mühlacker, Munich, Neu-Ulm, Osnabruck, Overath, Pfinztal, Pforzheim, Regensburg, Remscheid, Reutlingen, Ruhr, Schramberg, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Siegen, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Ulm, Urbach, Wendlingen, Wiesbaden, Wuppertal|
|Italy||Select municipalities in provinces of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, and Tuscany|
|Netherlands||Amsterdam, Arnhem, The Hague, Utrecht|
|Spain||Madrid, Seville, Valladolid|
|United Kingdom||Birmingham, London|
iOS 11 introduced indoor maps for airports and shopping malls.
|Country||Airports||Location of shopping malls|
|Australia||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney||Airport West, Belconnen, Bondi Junction, Booragoon, Brookvale, Burwood, Cannington, Carindale, Chatswood, Cheltenham, Chermside, Doncaster, Eastgardens, Geelong, Helensvale, Hornsby, Hurstville, Kotara, Liverpool, Merrimac, Mill Park, Miranda, Modbury, Mount Druitt, Narre Warren, North Lakes, Oaklands Park, Parramatta, Penrith, Phillip, Sydney, Tuggerah, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wantirna South, West Lakes|
|Canada||Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montréal-Trudeau, Québec City-Lesage, Toronto- Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria||Calgary, Dieppe, Edmonton, Gatineau, Hamilton, Kitchener, Laval, London, Markham, Mississauga, Montréal, Newmarket, Ottawa, Pointe-Claire, Richmond, Richmond Hill, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg|
|China||Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wanzhou, Wuxi, Xi'an, Zhengzhou (only available when viewed inside China)||Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dongguan, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an (only available when viewed inside China)|
|France||Lyon, Nice||Calais, La Defense, Lyon, Paris, Rennes, Velizy-Villacoublay|
|Germany||Frankfurt, Munich||Bochum, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Halle, Leipzig, Mönchengladbach|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|Italy||Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa||Castel Guelfo di Bologna, Milan, Rome, Turin, Vicolungo|
|Japan||Fukuoka, Nagoya-Centrair, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita||Chiyoda, Fukuoka, Minato, Osaka, Shibuya, Suita, Toshima|
|Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya|
|New Zealand||Auckland, Christchurch|
|Philippines||Manila, Quezon City, Taguig|
|Spain||Barcelona, Madrid||A Coruña, Barakaldo, Barcelona, Bilbao, Culleredo, Getafe, Las Rozas de Madrid, Madrid, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Viladecans|
|Turkey||Istanbul-New, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen||Adana, Afyonkarahisar, Ankara, Bursa, Istanbul, Izmit, Sakarya, Tekirdag|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai-International||Dubai|
|United Kingdom||Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Newcastle||Aberdeen, Leeds, London, Hatfield|
|United States||Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago-O’Hare, Chicago-Midway, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas Love, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Rapids, Houston-Bush, Houston-Hobby, Indianapolis, Jackson (MS), Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Nashville, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Newark, Oakland, Orange County-John Wayne, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle–Tacoma, St. Louis, Washington Dulles||Atlanta, Auburn Hills, Augusta (GA), Baltimore, Bellingham, Bloomington, Boston, Boulder, Bowling Green, Buford, Chicago, Columbus (Georgia), Dallas, Denver, Edinburgh, Edison, Elizabethtown, Evansville, Florence, Garden City, Greenwood, Hanover, Honolulu, Hoover, Houston, Indianapolis, Jonesboro, Lakewood (CA), Lakewood (CO), Lawrenceville, Littleton, Lone Tree, Los Angeles, Louisville, Lynnwood, Macon, Manchester, Miami, Moline, New York City, North Little Rock, Oklahoma City, OK, Paramus, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Riverside (California), Rogers, Salem (NH), San Francisco, San Jose, Savannah, Schaumburg, Scottsdale, Seattle, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Sunrise, Torrance, Vancouver (WA), Washington, D.C.|
|Vietnam||Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City||Hanoi|
Apple Maps shows real-time traffic information on the map. In addition, the turn-by-turn navigation takes delays into account when calculating the estimated time of arrival and will occasionally choose a detour in case of traffic. Apple introduced this function in iOS 7 (released on September 18, 2013) and it is available in 75 countries as of June 2019. In the beginning of 2015, Consumentenbond, a Dutch organization promoting consumer rights, researched the traffic information of various navigation applications and concluded that Apple Maps gave the most false responses of all seven applications that were tested.
iOS 14 introduced the addition of speed cameras when doing turn-by-turn navigation. More countries will be added as time goes on. The following countries have speed cameras available:
When Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020, they introduced cycling directions for Apple Maps in select cities, including Los Angeles, New York, and London. The following areas have received cycling directions for Apple Maps:
|Canada||Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver|
|China||Full coverage in all of mainland China|
|United States||Full coverage in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.|
In iOS 14.5, Apple implemented new ways to report incidents in real-time, with users able to report accidents, hazards, and speed checks during their route using Siri. The following countries have implemented new incident reporting tools:
|United Arab Emirates|
Main article: Apple Look Around
Look Around allows the user to view 360°street-level imagery, with smooth transitions as the scene is navigated to provide precision in city environment. Look Around was introduced with iOS 13 at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2019. It was publicly released as part of iOS 13, with additional areas to be covered as time goes on.
|Canada||Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan|
|Ireland||Carlow, Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow|
|Japan||Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nagoya, Niigata, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Shizuoka, Takamatsu, Tokyo|
|New Zealand||Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Manawatū-Whanganui, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Tasman, Waikato, Wellington, West Coast|
|San Marino||Full coverage|
|Spain||Full coverage in mainland Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands|
|United Kingdom||Edinburgh, Gibraltar, London|
|United States||Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Oahu, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Washington, D.C.|
In October 2014, Apple introduced Apple Maps Connect, which allows small business owners to claim their business listing and edit business information, such as location and open hours. After the user logs in with their Apple ID, they are given a prompt to claim and link an Apple Maps listing to their account. The user can search through Apple's database to locate their listing or add a missing listing to Apple's database.
At WWDC 2021, Apple officials announced they would add new information to Apple Maps' portrayal of various cities, including real-world widths of roads, accurate elevations, and more detailed depictions of some buildings and landmarks. iOS 15 brought the new details for these cities:
|Canada||Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver|
|United States||Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C.|
Apple also announced support at WWDC 2022 for Melbourne and Sydney by the end of the year.
At WWDC 2020, Apple announced that iOS 14 would bring "Guides"—packages of tourist information—for certain cities, many produced by third-party publications. As of August 2022, Maps included the following, though incomplete, guides:
|365 Things Austin||Austin|
|5280 Magazine||Denver, Boulder|
|Academy Museum||Los Angeles|
|AllTrails||Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Houston, Miami, Seattle, New York, London, Malibu, Los Angeles, San Francisco|
|Atlas Obscura||New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Greensboro, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Jackson, New Orleans, Miami, Mexico City, Oakland, San Francisco, London|
|Bloomberg||New York, New South Wales, Southampton, The Hamptons, East Hampton, Amagansett, Montauk, London|
|Calm||Los Angeles, San Francisco|
|Coffee Meets Bagel||New York|
|Complex||New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco|
|Culinary Backstreets||New York, Mexico City, Porto, Lisbon, Barcelona, Marseille, Naples, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Shanghai|
|Culture Trip||New York, Nyack, Beacon, Marlboro, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Upstate New York, Hudson Valley, Boston, Adirondack, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec City, North Adams, Ocean City, Montauk, Memphis, Newport, Oregon, Myrtle Beach, Nevada, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Caribou, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Panama City Beach, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Sarasota, Texas City, Fort Myers Beach, Galveston, Boulder, Charleston, Indianapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, Vail, Naples, Marco Island, Key Largo, Florida Keys, Islamorada, San Antonio, Aspen, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Denver, Tulum, Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Truckee, Tahoe City, Bozeman, Park City, Grand Canyon, Banff, Tucson, Phoenix, Jasper, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Big Bear Lake, Silver Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Cancun, Tizimin, Lazaro Cardenas, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Sedona, Bacalar, Southern California, San Juan, Puerto Vallarta, West Hollywood, Sayulita, Avalon, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, Santa Barbara, Napa Valley, San Luis Obispo, Yountville, Calistoga, Sonoma, Wine Country, Santa Cruz, Cartagena, Mexico City, Seattle, South Lake Tahoe, Whistler, San Diego, Vancouver, Laguna Beach, Portland, Oregon City, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu, Los Gatos, San Francisco, Carmel, Cotswolds, Göteborg, Valencia, Berlin, Milan, Prague, Helsinki, Venice, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Anacapri, Hvar, Sorrento, Thessaloniki, Volos, Constanța, Maui, Athens, Madrid, Oahu, Honolulu, Mykonos, Paros, Thira, Cairo, Osaka, Amsterdam, Rotorua, Auckland, Melbourne, Cornwall, Surrey, London, Kent, Badung, Detroit, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Reykjavik, Selfoss, Siglufjordhur, Fife, Edinburgh, Swansea, Devon, Bristol, Somerset, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Lisbon, East Sussex, Essaouira, Cologne, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, Salerno, Hachinohe, Dubai, Cape Town|
|Curiocity||Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, London, Washington, D.C., Drumheller, Calgary, Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff, Seattle, Vancouver|
|Departures||Philadelphia, Nashville, New York, Fall River, Tulsa, New Orleans, Estes Park, Bisbee, Miami, Key West, Mexico City, Sayulita, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Hudson Valley, Monterey, Marin County, Tomales, Reykjavik, Hoi An, Bangkok, Marrakech, Copenhagen, Taormina, Tiberias|
|Discover Puerto Rico||Arecibo, Carolina, Rincón, Camuy, Mayagüez, Manatí, Cabo Rojo, Utuado, Dorado, Boquerón, Ciales, Lajas, Adjuntas, Cataño, Bayamón, San Juan, Guánica, Orocovis, Juana Díaz, Río Grande, Caguas, Ponce, Coamo, Luquillo, Fajardo, Salinas|
|EatOkra||Indianapolis, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Nashville, East Orange, Newark, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Austin, Birmingham, Charleston, Baltimore, London|
|Eurotunnel Le Shuttle||Calais, Lille, Paris, Bordeaux, Reims|
|FATMAP||Downieville, Kirkwood, Tahoe Pines, Tahoe City, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, Tahoe Vista, Incline Village, Carson City, Redding, Kernville, Reno, Fresno, Mammoth Lakes, Squaw Valley, New York, Denver, Brenckinridge, Moab, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Village, Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Bryce Canyon, Auburn, Seattle, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Village, Chiloquin, Winnemucca, Wrightwood, Death Valley, Prescott, Cedar City, Whistler, Portland, Marquette, Cleveland, Akron, Pittsburgh, Williamsport, Chambersburg, Shenandoah, Staunton, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Reading, Tusculum, St. Louis, Boone, Burnsville, Gatlinburg, Canton, Hickory, Asheville, Cherokee, Pisgah Valley, Brevard, Charlotte, Keene, New York, Washington, Bar Harbor, Caribou, Long Valley, Burlington, Rutland, Blairsville, Killington, Nevada, Denver, Boulder, Golden, Pueblo, Estes Park, Everglades, Miami, Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Homestead, Breckenridge, Frisco, Vail, Leadville, Buena Vista, Salida, Aspen, Snowmass Village, Key West, Taos, Crested Butte, Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, Pagosa Springs, Montrose, Ouray, Delta, Telluride, Grand Junction, Carlsbad, Durango, Albuquerque, Jackson Hole, Teton Village, West Yellowstone, Driggs, Moab, Victor, Monticello, Teton, Terlingua, Park City, Huntsville, Hanksville, Squamish, Talkeetna, Bangor, Cumbria, Alesund, Henningsvær, Svolvær, Tromsø, Molde, Sogndal, Lyngen, Dombas, Narvik, Lyngseidet, Savoie, Argentiere, Marrakech, Azilal, Taroudant, Barcelona, Annecy, La Paz, La Clusaz, Sallanches, Le Tour, Les Contamines-Montjoie, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Courmayeur, Bern, Zurich, Girenbad, Adliswil, Greifensee, Kusnacht, Meribel, Pfaffikon, Lausanne, Meilen, Horgen, Gruningen, Wadenswil, Stafa, Hombrechtikon, Richterswil, Luzern, Geneva, Rapperswil-Jona, Thun, St. Gallen, Schmerikon, Alpnachstad, Abondance, Interlaken, Champex, Meiringen, Engelberg, Adelboden, Haute-Savoie, Starnberg, Annecy-le-Vieux, Grindelwald, Cluses, Kleine Scheidegg, Gimmelwald, Kandersteg, Araches-la-Frasse, Grand-Bornand, Finhaut, La Clusaz, Aix-les-Bains, Emosson, Sion, Bourg-St-Pierre, Vanoise, Grindelwald, Randa, Zermatt, Alagna Valsesia, Galtür, Ischgl, Starnberg, Berwang, Munich, Potsdam, Oderberg, Landeck, Leutasch, Kühtai, Navis, Bormio, Wiener Neudorf, Wiener Neustadt, Seefeld in Tirol, Vienna, Tatranska Lomnica, Strbske Pleso, Scharnitz, Merano, Luton, Epping Forest, Tegernsee, Sölden, Wandlitz, Grinzens, Finale Ligure, Innsbruck, Götzens, Mutters, Igls, Neustift im Stubaital, Fulpmes, Hall in Tirol, Belfast, Greenwich, Croydon, Gravesham, Sistrans, Mieders, Rinn, Tulfes, Jenbach, Schwaz, Madonna di Campiglio, Gerlos, Pieve di Ledro, Capri, Naples, Amalfi, Catania, Busteni, Tremalzo, Krimml, Badia, Corvara in Badia, Selva di Val Gardena, Bolzano, Bressanone, Milan, Finale Ligure, Canazei, Arabba, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Paris, Tirol, Mendoza, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Hokitika, Tekapo, Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Cardrona, Queenstown, Kathmandu, Pokhara|
|Fellow (magazine)||Portland, San Francisco Bay Area|
|Fodor's Travel||Denver, Austin, Miami|
|Fotospot (road trip planner)||Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nashville, New York, Atlanta, Memphis, Portland, Oregon Coast, Boston, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Texas City, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Reno, Denver, Austin, Jacksonville, Miami Beach, Miami, Key West, Tucson, Sedona, Phoenix, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, San Diego, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu, Big Sur, San Francisco, Palos Verdes, San Jose, Oahu, Kauai, Maui|
|Gallaudet University||Buffalo, Rochester, Germantown, Washington DC, Silver Spring, Baltimore, Austin, Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Luxembourg|
|GLBT Historical Society||San Francisco|
|Golf Digest||Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Orlando, Tampa, Palm Beach, Naples, Scottsdale, Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego|
|Grim & Mild||Ione, San Diego, Villisca, Liberty, Hartford, Providence County, Fall River, Newport County, Coos County, Port Townsend, San Francisco, Long Beach, Maxwell, Marion County, Adams County, Lawrence County, Mansfield, Sheboygan County, Sault Sainte Marie|
|Gulfshore Life||Captiva, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island|
|HappyCow||Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Denver, Houston, Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Montreal, Honolulu|
|Hawaii.com||Hilo, Maui, Kailua-Kona, Honolulu, Kauai|
|HER||Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Toronto, New York|
|Hidden Cities||Florence, Trento, Valencia, Hamburg, Deventer, Exeter|
|Hop Culture||Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Charlotte, Burlington, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Denver, Austin, Miami, Southern California, Los Angeles|
|Hyperlocal||Albuquerque, Aptos, Atlanta, Aurora, Austin, Berkeley, Boston, Calgary, Chagrin Falls, Chicago, Cleveland, Compton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Gary, Hampton, Hobart, Houston, Hudson, Lake Station, Las Vegas, London, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Munster, Nantucket, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Newport News, New York, Norfolk, Oakland, Orlando, Oxnard, Philadelphia, Portsmouth, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Solon, Virginia Beach, Washington DC|
|I Just Love||Athens, Atlanta, Auckland, Detroit, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, New York|
|Intentionalist||New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London|
|KAYAK||Orlando, Denver, Las Vegas|
|komoot||Berlin, Hessen, Surrey, Denver, Derbyshire, Manchester, London|
|Lonely Planet||Toronto, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Boston, Nevada, Houston, Miami, Seattle, Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Barcelona, Rome|
|Lore||Baltimore, Boston, Savannah, New Orleans|
|Los Angeles LGBT Center||Los Angeles|
|Los Angeles Times||Humboldt County, Mendocino, Long Beach, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Klamath|
|Louis Vuitton||Chicago, New York, Miami, Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Reims, Arles, Berlin, Milan, Prague, Venice, Rome, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai|
|Macmillan Publishers||Sunflower, Nashville, Birmingham, Anniston, Montgomery, Atlanta, Greensboro, Washington DC|
|Michelin Guide||Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Guangzhou|
|Narcity||Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, Vancouver|
|National Park Foundation||Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California, Texas City|
|NYC LGBT Historic Sites||New York|
|OpenTable||New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Livermore, Santa Rosa, San Francisco|
|Petal Republic||New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Charlotte, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Austin, Miami, San Antonio, Phoenix, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London|
|PRIOR||Greenport, Duxbury, Hudson Valley, New York, Washington, D.C., Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Nashville, Seattle, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Ventura, Oakland, Big Sur, San Francisco, Marshall, Malibu, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Stonewall, Del Norte, Jackson, Maui, Somerset, Oxford, Porto, Lisbon, Cascais, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Marseille, Barcelona, Figueres, Potsdam, Otterlo, Madrid, Humlebæk, London, Mexico City, Casablanca, Agadir, Marrakech, Milan, Florence, Turin, Bra, Trieste, Prague, Vienna, Metz, Rome, Istanbul, Salta, Modica, Cairo, Kyoto, Wakayama, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bangkok, Sydney, Brisbane, Toronto, Kampala, Hue|
|Red Bull Records||Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City|
|Religion of Sports||New York|
|Rick Steves' Europe||Rome, Paris, London|
|Roadtrippers||Traverse City, Bellaire, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, New York, Yonkers, Bloomington, Manchester, Boston, Nevada, Cawker City, Orlando, Galveston, Denver, Delray Beach, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Joshua Tree, Carlsbad, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco|
|Roaming Hunger||New York, Austin, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco|