Apple Maps gets transit directions … finally

Apple Maps gets transit directions … finally

The problem is not always whether you know the way to San Jose, Cupertino or Grand Central Station but how to get there if you are not driving. And if you use Apple Maps you don’t get much help. That’s about to change.

New updates to Apple Maps in iOS 9 will offer transit directions that give users in various large cities a way to plot a route via mass transit.

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Apple says it’s 3.5 times faster the other mapping apps and has integrated transit directions into Siri.

The information will be available to users in San Francisco, New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Mexico City, Toronto, London, Paris and Berlin, with other cities and regions to be added later. The service is also available in over 300 cities in China, including Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai.

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It supports step-by-step directions by public transit, telling you how to move around within transit systems.

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