Apple first beta of iOS 6.1.1 aims to strengthen Maps in Japan
Posted on: 02/06/2013 09:08 PM

Apple on Wednesday released the first beta of iOS 6.1.1 with a clear focus on improving its much-criticized Maps application, specifically in regards to turn-by-turn navigation in Japan.

Apple first beta of iOS 6.1.1 aims to strengthen Maps in Japan


From Apple Insider:
In a note to developers accommodating the release, Apple said iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 includes the following improvements to Maps for Japan:

Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation

Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation

Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections

Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights

Updated freeway color to green

Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower



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