The iOS 7 Maps App: New Features

The iOS 7 update for iPhones saw a lot of changes. Some of them may have been subtle and gone unrecognized while other changes might have been a little more difficult for you to get used to. But, one thing is for sure, the latest iOS 7 Maps app update makes interacting with the app so much better. From turn-by-turn features to 3D views to the incredible new Flyover Feature, there is a lot to learn and explore with this app.

The updated iOS 7 Maps allows you to use the entire screen, which means that your Retina display will now show more land, water, and sky. The map also atomically takes advantage of the light sensor that’s built into your device, which means no matter where you are, it’s going to be a lot more difficult to get lost.

Turn-By-TurnTurn by Turn

Turn-by-turn directs have been around for a while on your phone, but now, the Maps app even provides a 3D perspective of the road. The map updates as you steer your car in the right directions (or the wrong direction). The 3D view updates as you round corners and navigate your way through busy streets and lonely interstates. For those who miss their turn or get sidetracked, don’t worry because the app still updates in real-time to make sure you get the right direction and an accurate estimated time of arrival.

TrafficTraffic Updates

Imagine an app that lets you know when there’s an accident or slow traffic up ahead. With the new iOS 7 Maps app, you can know all of that. Maps offers alternative routes that are designed to save you time when there’s slow traffic, an accident, or construction on the road. There’s no need to wait until it happens, the traffic updates are made in real time to give you the best ETAs.

3D Flyover ViewsFlyover

Looking to explore a new city, but want to make sure a certain part of town looks like it’s going to be a cool place to visit? The 3D Flyover view allows you see select cities from the air with an interactive map. Some of the features include zoom, pan, tilt, and rotate. All of these features are designed to give you an enhanced map experience to explore cities, landmarks, and your surroundings.

SiriSiri Integration

Who doesn’t enjoy asking Siri silly questions, but what about when you need real directions? When you ask Siri how to get somewhere, your Maps app will automatically open up and provide you with the fastest route there. Get a little hungry on the way? No worries. Siri can help you find the best food along your journey (and a lot of other things you might want).

 

Do you have tips for the iOS 7 Maps app? Do you have a favorite feature? Let us know in the comments section below!

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