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As Apple prepares to open its first retail store in Singapore, the company has also expanded Apple Maps feature availability in the city-state, enabling transit directions.

Transit information may still be in the process of rolling out to all customers, but according to the iOS section of Apple's Singaporean website, and a feature availability list, transit directions are live in Singapore.

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Apple Maps now allows users to get directions for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system that spans across most of Singapore using the "Transport" tab within the app. Each MRT line is color-coded for simple navigation.

Along with transit directions, Apple Maps in Singapore is also gaining points of interest, a feature designed to highlight notable buildings, parks, and other landmarks.

Transit directions have been available since iOS 9 launched in 2015, and while availability was limited at launch, Apple has been slowly expanding transit information to various countries around the world.

More than 10 countries now have access to transit directions, and the feature has also expanded to many locations in the United States. A full list of where Transit directions are available can be found on Apple's website.

Article Link: Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Singapore
 
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justperry

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It's fairly easy to travel by MRT in Singapore, what about bus lines, are they also included?

Edit: I just checked out the link provided above, just 41 City's (And 3 countries) around the world have transit provided by Apple Maps, that's just awful, expected a lot more.


The Bolded ones is are odd ones, whole countries!
Maps: Transit
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • China
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Great Britain
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Japan
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Montréal, Canada
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City, NY
  • Paris, France
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Seattle, WA
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Victoria, Canada
  • Washington, DC
 
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It doesn't work on my iPhone
 

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China transit doesn't work on my iPhone because being in USA
[doublepost=1494352850][/doublepost]Japan transit works
 

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https://www.apple.com/es/ios/maps/

in Spanish website appear nearby suggestion and it doesn't work for now but is true that I'm able to see the icons for 1 second when opening the app

Yeah I noticed that as well in Spain. I think it flashes up by default until it realises its blocked in Spain. I really cannot understand why 4 colourful buttons in a maps are blocked in Spain (by apple). Maybe they think the POI data is not good enough yet?
 
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Yeah I noticed that as well in Spain. I think it flashes up by default until it realises its blocked in Spain. I really cannot understand why 4 colourful buttons in a maps are blocked in Spain (by apple). Maybe they think the POI data is not good enough yet?

The data in most cases is rubbish in my experience at least for small businesses
 
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Creek0512

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The data in most cases is rubbish in my experience at least for small businesses
Does Maps Connect not work in other countries? Making sure your business is listed should be Business 101. That's like not being listed in the phone book in the past.
 
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It's fairly easy to travel by MRT in Singapore, what about bus lines, are they also included?

Edit: I just checked out the link provided above, just 41 City's (And 3 countries) around the world have transit provided by Apple Maps, that's just awful, expected a lot more.


The Bolded ones is are odd ones, whole countries!
Maps: Transit
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • China
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Great Britain
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Japan
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Montréal, Canada
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City, NY
  • Paris, France
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Seattle, WA
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Victoria, Canada
  • Washington, DC


Here we go again. Please get informed. These are regions, not cities! There are well over a thousand cities and hundreds of millions in population covered! I'll once again provide the link to explain why Apple doesn't just turn on all the cities at once, like Google did. Apple could do what Google was heavily criticized for and simply flip the switch and import all the data from everywhere at once, but that data is unreliable in many instances and doesn't measure up to the individual customization that Apple is doing for each REGION. Yes, it takes much longer and is much more labor intensive and expensive, but Apple learned its lesson with its terrible roll out and is now committed to building the ultimate mapping program, all without sacrificing your privacy as Google does.

Here you go

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/07/07/why-apples-transit-maps-are-rolling-out-so-slowly
 
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mercybelcher

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Here we go again. Please get informed. These are regions, not cities! There are well over a thousand cities and hundreds of millions in population covered! I'll once again provide the link to explain why Apple doesn't just turn on all the cities at once, like Google did. Apple could do what Google was heavily criticized for and simply flip the switch and import all the data from everywhere at once, but that data is unreliable in many instances and doesn't measure up to the individual customization that Apple is doing for each REGION. Yes, it takes much longer and is much more labor intensive and expensive, but Apple learned its lesson with its terrible roll out and is now committed to building the ultimate mapping program, all without sacrificing your privacy as Google does.

Here you go

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/07/07/why-apples-transit-maps-are-rolling-out-so-slowly
Yes I've noticed that the apple transit takes forever to add cities, states, and country to apples transit. I been waiting for the Apple add Ottawa for apples map transit.
 
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hagar

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Yeah I noticed that as well in Spain. I think it flashes up by default until it realises its blocked in Spain. I really cannot understand why 4 colourful buttons in a maps are blocked in Spain (by apple). Maybe they think the POI data is not good enough yet?

Idem for Belgium. I was hoping it indicates an imminent release but you're probably right and it's just a glitch.

Coming soon to a country near you. In 2021... together with Transit.
 
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CoolGuy9890

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It also works for bus services, not just MRT.

If they include estimated pricing, I will use Apple Maps instead of gothere.sg
 

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Now it's working on my iPhone
 

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Here we go again. Please get informed. These are regions, not cities! There are well over a thousand cities and hundreds of millions in population covered! I'll once again provide the link to explain why Apple doesn't just turn on all the cities at once, like Google did. Apple could do what Google was heavily criticized for and simply flip the switch and import all the data from everywhere at once, but that data is unreliable in many instances and doesn't measure up to the individual customization that Apple is doing for each REGION. Yes, it takes much longer and is much more labor intensive and expensive, but Apple learned its lesson with its terrible roll out and is now committed to building the ultimate mapping program, all without sacrificing your privacy as Google does.

Here you go

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/07/07/why-apples-transit-maps-are-rolling-out-so-slowly

While I understand what you said here and appreciate it I still think the pace should be higher than it is now, at this pace it will take decades before the whole world is covered.
In my second post I also had an idea, why not have a Database that all of us could use and all companies could implement in their Maps, more like a standardised database.
 
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satchmo

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Here we go again. Please get informed. These are regions, not cities! There are well over a thousand cities and hundreds of millions in population covered! I'll once again provide the link to explain why Apple doesn't just turn on all the cities at once, like Google did. Apple could do what Google was heavily criticized for and simply flip the switch and import all the data from everywhere at once, but that data is unreliable in many instances and doesn't measure up to the individual customization that Apple is doing for each REGION. Yes, it takes much longer and is much more labor intensive and expensive, but Apple learned its lesson with its terrible roll out and is now committed to building the ultimate mapping program, all without sacrificing your privacy as Google does.

Here you go

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/07/07/why-apples-transit-maps-are-rolling-out-so-slowly


Yes, the transit maps/schedules in Apple Maps are far better than Google's implementation...at least for me here in Toronto.
It's not always quantity, but quality.
That said, it's still difficult to leave Google Maps entirely because of Streetview.
 
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truthertech

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Yes, the transit maps/schedules in Apple Maps are far better than Google's implementation...at least for me here in Toronto.
It's not always quantity, but quality.
That said, it's still difficult to leave Google Maps entirely because of Streetview.


Thankfully, Apple is working on an improved version of Street View. Google's Street View is very clunky if you want to move around in it. Hopefully, Apple has solved that problem and you will be able to zoom down into it and then move smoothly along streets, etc. Amazing that Google hasn't solved this in all the years that they have had it out. Maybe the lack of competition in this aspect of mapping. I also still give Google the edge in a better search and in visual lane assist. Nonetheless, Apple Maps is so accurate for me that when I couple that with the horrible privacy sucking experience of Google Maps, I easily turn to Apple Maps for the heavy use I have.
 
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