The Cupertino company continues to extend its Apple Maps version 2.0 application to other countries with three new regions. After bringing the new experience to France last month, the company has started testing the new design in Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia, according to expert Justin O’Beirne.
New step for the improved version of Maps
This will be the sixteenth expansion for the refreshed Apple Maps design since the update first rolled out in September 2018. In 2020, Apple completed the rollout in the United States, and has since expanded to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and more.
Apple will test the update for several weeks before the Maps app sees an official update for all users. Apple’s “new” Maps design includes more detailed views of roads and environments, faster and more accurate navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, better views of parks, buildings, airports and malls, as well as the Look Around function which is the equivalent of Street View.
Here is the new Plans in Israel (Jerusalem):
Here is the new Plans in Palestine (Mecca):
Here is the new Plans in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh):