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Apple is planning to expand its redesigned Apple Maps app to Canada, and is publicly testing the new map options in the country. The Canadian expansion comes 10 months after Apple completed the rollout of the revamped app in the United States.

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Redesigned Apple Maps app in Canada via Justin O'Beirne​

The expansion of the redesigned Maps app to Canada was highlighted by Justin O'Beirne, who keeps tabs on Apple's work on the Maps app. When the updated Maps app rolls out across Canada, it will mark Apple's largest Maps expansion yet, and it will be the fourth country to get the refreshed design.

In addition to introducing the new Maps app to the United States, Apple has also launched it in Ireland and the UK, an expansion that rolled out earlier this month.

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Redesigned Apple Maps app in Toronto via Justin O'Beirne​

Apple first introduced the new Apple Maps design with iOS 12, and has been working on it since then. The updated Maps app offers up faster and more accurate navigation along with more detailed views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, malls, sports fields, foliage, pools, pedestrian pathways, bodies of water, and more.

There's no word on when the Maps app will be made widely available in Canada, but as noted by O'Beirne, it has previously taken Apple between 16 and 49 days between public testing and the full rollout of the update.

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Freida

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What is the difference? I can't see almost anything different on that Toronto example
 
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millerlite

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I really love the new Apple Maps and am glad our neighbors to the north are finally getting it
 

bendystarfish69

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Would Apple Pay Cash be that useful here? We’re had Interac e-transfers for like a decade already.
Nope, I believe Apple Pay Cash takes 1-3 business days. Most money transfer services in the US are crap, either they have fees or take a few days to process like Apple Pay Cash. e-transfer is both free and instantaneous. I don’t care at all if it comes to Canada.
 

zwi

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its redesigned Apple Maps app to Canada,

Can't wait for the day Apple will start in earnest to deal with a continent like Europe.

Their Maps are virtually useless compared to Google Maps over here.

It is just incredible how very US-centric Apple continues to be. Their presence in Europe is nothing more than a badly operated sales bureau.
 

eMacKilla

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Would Apple Pay Cash be that useful here? We’re had Interac e-transfers for like a decade already.
Yes it would. Being able to send money in the message app as easily as you send a memoji would be game changing. American has a number of e-transfer money options, we have ****** e-mail transfer Interac.
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Is this just a visual revamp or did they somehow make the navigation as good as google maps or Waze?
 
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Yes it would. Being able to send money in the message app as easily as you send a memoji would be game changing. American has a number of e-transfer money options, we have ****** e-mail transfer Interac.
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Is this just a visual revamp or did they somehow make the navigation as good as google maps or Waze?

I do this with the RBC messages App.
 
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Freida

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Well, maybe but to be honest, I gave up on Apple Maps. From time to time i give it a shot but it never finds what i need. Then I jump on google maps and that finds it easily. All this fluff (stadium) is useless when basic search things don't give the results.


The detail of the buildings is much greater. Honestly, they picked a bad example. Trust me, when you use it, you’ll see it’s much better
 
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