Apple rolls out new Maps experience in the UK and Ireland

Apple has confirmed that an updated version of its Apple Maps app has expanded into the UK and Ireland, offering citizens in those countries an overall better mapping experience.

The company announced last year that it was working on maps that were faster and more accurate for navigation, bringing more detail to roads, buildings, and airports. Following a US rollout earlier in the year, Apple says it’s “excited” to bring the new experience to Britons.

“‌Apple Maps‌ is the best way to explore and navigate the world — all while protecting your privacy — and we’re excited to bring the new map to our users in the UK and Ireland,” said ‌Eddy Cue‌, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. 

“We have rebuilt the map from the ground up, with better navigation, richer detail, more accurate information for places, and incredible features like Look Around, cycling directions, and curated Guides from trusted resources. We’ve reimagined how Maps can help users find the places they love and get to where they’re going even faster and easier.”

The new experience comes with Look Around, Apple’s answer to Google Street View. The feature first launched with iOS 13, and is now available in select cities such as London, Dublin, and Edinburgh, with more cities and regions expected in the coming months.

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