With Northeast U.S. expansion, Apple’s new Maps data now covers nearly half of U.S. population

Justin O’Beirne:

On September 30, 2019, Apple’s new map expanded to the Northeast United States of America.

Apple’s New Map, Expansion #5 Northeast U.S.
Source: Justin O’Beirne

This is the fifth time that Apple has expanded its new map since its public launch in September 2018. In June 2019, Apple announced that its new map would cover ‘the entire U.S. by the end of 2019.”

With this latest expansion, Apple’s new map now covers 27.5% of the U.S.’s land area and almost half of its population (47.2%).

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s new Maps data now covers nine of the ten largest U.S. cities (sorry, Chicago). Check out Justin’s full article – recommended – for many before and after Apple Maps screenshots.

4 Comments

  1. I just want maps to be less power hungry.

    When I’m driving in a new city and using the directions function it’s not so bad because I can almost always plug my iPhone into the car’s charging source. However, when I’m in a city I’ve never been in before and using my iPhone to give me walking directions over an extended distance, Maps will drain my iPhone’s battery rather rapidly — faster than any other app I have on my iPhone.

    Sure, there’s always room for improvement in functionality, and Apple is making decent strides in that arena, but even this most recent version is extremely power hungry.

  2. Orange Chosen One will have to get a sharpie to spin this to his dwindling base! Can’t wait to see the tweet whining when he turns on Cook!!

    1. It’s no surprise that most 21st century tech jobs are in urban locales. Despite what should be a net neutral internet, techies are not allowed to work remotely at most companies, so the urban migration only continues. Rural USA has an increasing number of vacant houses. So it is no surprise that all of the tech giants are hyper-focused on urbanite issues while middle America struggles to get mobile phone reception or truly high speed ISP service. Amazon didn’t consider a single low-cost small town for its HQ2 tax rebate-fishing boondoggle. In fact, most of the supposed business geniuses of American industry locate themselves in the highest taxed real estate rather that opting for second-tier locales. That’s not political, that’s basic reality.

      What is sad is that certain right wingers use that as a political wedge. They forget which way the money flows. It took government intercession to bring electricity to farmers, too. They taxed rich urbanites to bring high tech to the farms … what’s that called? S…o…c…i…a…l…ism? The bailouts haven’t stopped. All communal actions involve wealth distribution, times haven’t changed too much. Washington’s Continental Army was accused of being a socialist power grab too.

      The current administration in the USA doesn’t understand this, the spin cycle is on high speed. It really is only a matter of time before increasingly erratic Trump turns on Cookie. Trump has nothing in common with the business or the social stuff that Cookie pushes. https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-tim-cook-files-supreme-court-brief-to-support-daca/ The only thing that has kept Cook off the bad list is that timid Tim Apple bows in Trump’s presence. When Drumph’s back is turned, Cook shelters 443 DACA workers from 25 countries. Some xenophones think this is tantamount to treason, never mind that company leaders from their party have done this since the beginning of time.

      https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-tim-cook-files-supreme-court-brief-to-support-daca/

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