Apple Maps gives Boston landmarks the 3D treatment
Apple Maps, once known for its borderline unusable navigation, got a major facelift in Boston.
Driving the news: The California-based technology giant rolled out a "city experience" redesign last week that shows custom-designed 3D versions of Fenway Park, Quincy Market and South Station. (You can even spot Fenway's famed red seat in the app.)
- The Boston rollout also shows bus- and bike-only lanes, trees, elevation and crosswalks.
- And it offers a road-level view that helps you see which lane you actually need to take for your exit, a potential game-changer considering sometimes even Google Maps fails us on Boston's highways.
The intrigue: Apple claims its "city experience" rollout offers an unprecedented level of detail that's not found in any other digital map.
Steph's thought bubble: I gave up on Maps more than a decade ago, but the prospect of not having to play a guessing-game when I reach an unfamiliar exit with multiple lanes could win me over.
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