Apple Maps can now give turn-by-turn navigation in India on iPhones and iPads
Apple Maps have never been popular in India, not even with iOS users. However, this might change with the introduction of turn-by-turn navigation.
ntil now, there has been no real competition to Google Maps in India. Google’s free-to-use map service is considered to go-to map service for navigating in any part of the country. Nokia’s Here maps haven’t caught up on popularity while Apple Maps are limited to iOS devices.
Over the years, Apple has been trying to push many useful features to its Maps service and make users rely on their service instead of Google Maps. However, with the addition of a new feature, Apple Maps might have a fair chance now.
Apple Maps users can now get navigation directions after the company updated its service in India. Similar to Google Maps, Apple Maps will now let users input a destination on the map and navigate to it. For some major cities in India, Apple Maps will also let you get turn-by-turn navigational directions.
This is a highly convenient feature for users who need to explore the routes in the neighborhoods while driving or walking. Apple Maps will also let users switch between walking and driving modes for the navigation.
Apple Maps wasn’t a useful preloaded app for iOS users in India. This has so far pushed a large number of iPhone and iPad users to use Google Maps on their devices over Apple’s native solution. The Cupertino giant, however, last year announced that it started rebuilding its mapping app from the group up with its own dataset. The company also has Amsterdam-based TomTom as a data provider.