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iOS 9 Maps set to get public transport layer

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iOS 9 Maps set to get public transport layer

Apple Maps will get in–app public transport directions as part of the upcoming iOS 9 update, according to sources with knowledge of Cupertino’s plans.

A new tool, dubbed Transit, within the next version of Apple's mapping software will allow users to work out how to get from A to B using trains, buses and underground services.

This feature has been a key omission from Apple Maps, leaving it lagging behind rival offerings from Google and Nokia.

Word is it’ll be shown off at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month.

Apple had originally planned to have Transit ready for last year’s iOS 8, but pulled it at the last minute.

The fresh take on Apple Maps will also offer a special Transit view, which users will be able to layer over the basic map view to see distances to stops and stations, plus the route their journey will take.

WWDC starts on June 8th. Apple is expected to show off a string of new iOS features, including a rumoured Home app, designed to help control HomeKit–based products.

Source:

9to5mac

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