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Apple planning to include Transit directions in iOS 9 Maps app

Apple is readying a new Transit feature for its Maps application in iOS 9, according to a new report by 9to5Mac. Apple was rumored to be prepping the feature last year, ahead of iOS 8, but pulled Transit support before launch. In iOS 9, Maps is said to contain support for bus, subway and train routing and will use an interface similar to the one…

Apple acquires GPS firm Coherent Navigation to bolster Maps

Apple has acquired GPS startup Coherent Navigation. The acquisition was first reported by MacRumors with Apple later confirming the purchase to The New York Times. Coherent Navigation was a San Fransisco Bay Area company founded in 2008. It specialized in High Integrity GPS (or ‘iGPS’), a system that improves GPS accuracies to centimeters rather than…

Nokia targeting Apple, other tech firms in $3.2B HERE Maps sale

Apple is among a number of tech firms Nokia is targeting for the sale of its maps business, according to a report by Bloomberg. Nokia’s HERE Maps is losing money and the Finnish company hopes to offload the mapping unit and all related assets for around €3 billion (around $3.2 billion). In addition to Apple, Nokia is also said to be courting many…

Apple strengthens Maps with new data partners for business listings

Apple is reportedly beefing up its Maps offering with new data partners for business listings, according to a report by Apple Maps Marketing (via 9to5Mac). The company has partnered with data providers like TomTom and Waze, combined with its own in-house mapping data, for the majority of the data in its Maps app since its inclusion in iOS 6, replacing…

Job listing hints at public transit in Apple Maps

Although the launch didn’t go quite as expected, Apple Maps has improved significantly since it was announced and introduced with iOS 6. Initially full of bugs, wrong directions, and horrible sattelite images that just didn’t quite make sense, Apple’s Maps app has since turned into something that is actually quite a pleasure to use. While it may not be…