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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today announced that an expansion of the company's more detailed Apple Maps app will be expanding to Spain and Portugal today, followed by Italy and Australia later this year.


The revamped Maps app features richer landscape details such as roads, parking lots, parks, buildings, airports, and more. Apple uses its own vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors and cameras to obtain mapping data.

Apple worked for over a year to complete the rollout of the new Maps app in the United States, and the process concluded in January 2020 with the expansion to the Southeast and Central United States.

Article Link: Redesigned Apple Maps Expanding to Spain and Portugal Today, Italy and Australia Later This Year
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macrumors 68040
Jul 28, 2012
Expanding at a pace of four countries per year, Apple? You’re gotta be kidding! ?
Well previously people were complaining that Apple was expanding at a pace of a few states per year, so I really doubt the pace is linear.


macrumors newbie
Feb 11, 2019
Is there a thread specifically on the Maps updates? If not there definitely should be!


macrumors 65816
Jan 14, 2013
Considering we're the black hole of western civilization, I was very surprised to see Italy supported.
Given how rich in art and history our cities are, I see great benefits in the support for apple maps advanced features.
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macrumors newbie
Oct 7, 2018
Definitely about US tourism who travel by car in such countries in summer

otherwise you cannot explain why HomePod mini (and Siri) will be available in Italy years after Germany/France but Maps earlier…
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