Report: Apple Inc. (AAPL) iOS 8 rumored to have Maps with transit directions

Posted Mar 11, 2014

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently shipped iOS 7.1, which has several enhancement and performance improvements for older devices. But when Apple rolls out iOS 8 in the future, it is rumored to have improved data in the Maps app that will include transit directions.

Apple Maps was controversial when it first launched because it had several glitches and CEO Tim Cook even recommended that iPhone users try out other map applications. Apple Maps also seems to lack the same enhanced data that Google has. However, Apple acquired companies like BroadMap, Embark and HopStop to improve the data in iOS Maps.

iOS 8 Maps will be able to track trains, subways, and buses. There will be a new mapping view to let you see nearby stops along with new points of interest, labels, and a better presentation of streets.

Transit information in Apple Maps will launch in major U.S. cities first and then will expand internationally later on.

[Source: 9to5Mac]