Apple is testing its updated Apple Maps, readying it for a wider roll out to include France, Monaco, and New Zealand. The newest version will feature improved 3D renders of various map elements.
Justin O’Beirne has been tracking these updates, noting that Apple has commenced public testing of its latest Apple Maps update in France, Monaco, and New Zealand. This will mark the iPhone maker’s fifteenth expansion of its new Apple Maps data.
The new map brings improvements such as 3D renders of famous French landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. They offer improved details in Monaco and New Zealand. You can view the jetties of Monaco. In New Zealand, the map showing the city of Auckland includes new 3D-rendered blocks. Previous maps did not show 3D buildings. Additionally, the newest version of Apple Maps highlights place names.
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Apple has started testing the expansion. It usually takes approximately 47 days to test the Apple Maps update before making it available to the public. O’Beirne says that it could roll out to the public by July 15.
The fourteenth expansion of Apple Maps brought the updated maps to Germany and Singapore in April. O’Beirne adds that Apple could most likely expand the improvements next to the following countries—Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.