“For a long time, Apple Maps was a laughing stock,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac. “Then it started getting better. Apple ironed out the glitches, began updating Apple Maps every day, and introduced Flyover, which gave you a 3-D view of major cities as they would look from the sky.”
“Now it’s taken that technology one step further in an effort to win the mapping war versus Google: Apple Maps is going real-time,” Dormehl reports. “Thanks to a new update, London’s Big Ben clock tower will now show the real time, while the iconic London Eye will rotate. Those are the only real-time updates we’ve spotted so far, but Apple is reportedly looking to add more moving elements to cities over the following year.”
“Of course, in a real sense, Apple Maps isn’t real-time in the true sense of the word. What it has done is to cleverly map on (no pun intended) moving, animated elements onto the static images used by Flyover’s wireframes,” Dormehl reports. “Compared to real-time traffic updates and the like, it’s certainly a gimmick, but it’s a great one.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]