Apple’s latest iOS 12 beta introduces a cool new, unannounced feature

“A month ago, Apple unveiled its latest software innovations across all platforms, with iOS 12 being the most important announcement that came out of WWDC 2018,” Chris Smith writes for BGR. “The focus on improved quality and speed was crystal clear, but iPhones and iPads are still getting a bunch of new features.”

In fact, Apple didn’t even even bother tell us about one of the coolest features coming to iPhones at the event, choosing to wait a while longer,” Smith writes. “That feature is now built into the latest iOS 12 beta release. But sadly, most people won’t be able to try it just yet.”

“You won’t be able to take advantage of the new Apple Maps experience unless you live in San Francisco,” Smith writes. “Quietly unveiled a few days ago when just one tech reporter was given inside access to an extremely secret four-year Apple project, the new Apple Maps is supposed to deliver a much better experience than Apple’s regular Maps product… However, Apple won’t be ready to roll out the update around the world at the same time, and that’s why it’s starting with the Bay Area.”

Read more, and see the screenshots, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Testing Apple’s new Maps in the Bay Area as you read this and the level of detail is much, much improved!

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  1. And just like him, I have nothing enlightening to say in one sentence. And just like him, being at the top of the post in three minutes is all that matters.

  2. Three cheers for any improvements that Apple can bring to any of their products and (or) services. Where I live, huge chunks of the city are still obscured by nice puffy white clouds. As Maps improves in the future, I’m sure (hoping) that things like this will be improved upon. Go, Apple, go!

    1. Sad. Even with Apple’s vast mountain of cash and technological prowess, they wouldn’t be able to handle the VAST amount of data needed to pinpoint all of those (free?) needles. It would crash the net!

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