HOLD ON FOR THE NEW APPLE MAPS
For now, you could still easily excuse yourself for using an alternative mapping service to Apple Maps. Even Apple appears to have acknowledged this much, with iOS 12 allowing CarPlay users to incorporate third-party mapping services, such as Google Maps and Waze, into their dashboard experiences. In a video, AppleInsider has highlighted this as one of the new features of CarPlay in iOS 12, while zollotech has posted another video showing how this functionality works in practice.
However, it might not be too long before you’re tempted to switch permanently to Apple Maps. After all, we have enjoyed a very tantalizing glimpse of the new Apple Maps, which will soon cover the whole of Northern California and, over the next year-and-a-half, expand further across the United States. You might not therefore have to wait for long to enjoy the improvements, including buildings that are more accurately depicted and more details such as sports areas.
You will be able to enjoy all of that within an interface that will be very familiar to experienced users of Apple Maps. “You’re not going to see huge design changes on the maps,” Cue told TechCrunch in June, explaining: “We don’t want to combine those two things at the same time because it would cause a lot of confusion.”Thankfully, confusion is something that you could soon find yourself encountering noticeably more rarely during your day-to-day use of Apple Maps.