Maps goes full screen to use every inch of your big beautiful Retina display. Maps also takes advantage of the ambient light sensor built into your iOS device. So if you’re in a dimly lit place or driving at night, you can view an easy-on-the-eyes night-mode version of the map you’re looking at. When everything’s easier to read, it’s harder to get lost.
With Maps, you get real-time traffic information to calculate your ETA. Maps gives you details of what’s causing a tailback so you can tell if there’s a major incident or just a temporary slowdown. And if traffic’s a mess, Maps offers alternative routes to save you time.
See selected major metropolitan areas from the air with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views. Explore cities in high resolution as you zoom, pan, tilt and rotate around the city and its landmarks.
Tap a pin you’ve placed on the map or a search result to see a card full of useful information about that location. Tap to dial phone numbers, get an address and find websites. Tap the Quick Route button and Maps instantly gives you turn-by-turn directions to any search result.
When you hear about a great new location — like a restored Art Deco cinema or a restaurant-slash-boutique — save it as a bookmark in Maps. And spare your future self the need to remember the names and addresses of those places all over again. iCloud stores the places you’ve bookmarked, so they’re accessible on your Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.2 iCloud also lets you send a map from your Mac running OS X Yosemite straight to your iPhone. When you’re signed in to iCloud on both devices, your phone shows up in the Share menu on your Mac. So you can plan your trip at your desk and get turn-by-turn voice navigation on the go.