Apple Maps now supports transit in Singapore

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In iOS 10, Apple Maps received a big upgrade with the introduction of new user interface and a lot improvements. This makes it much easier and faster to navigate your world. Apple has been working on improving the app for months. The Cupertino Company today brings Apple Maps transit directions to Singapore. According to Apple, transit data is rolling out today. If you don’t have it yet, don’t freak out because it will hit your device soon.

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The new feature allows Singapore users to get information regarding the Mass Rapid Transit system in the country. According to Apply, Apple Maps will show transit lines in different colors, so passengers can easily pick the line they need. Besides, Apple Maps also includes Points of Interest, a new feature that allows travelers to view buildings, landmarks and other areas in the country.

For some background, transit directions have been available on iPhone and iPad since the days of iOS 9. The Cupertino Company has never stopped expanding the reach of transit information to various markets.

In February this year, Apple brought support for Apple Maps transit directions to users in Detroit and Windsor, Canada. Last month, Apple Maps was updated with transit data for the city of Paris, allowing users to navigate with public transportation in the city. Back in 2016, Apple added transit direction support for a number of cities worldwide including Atlanta, Miami, Portland and much more.

Apple Maps is several years behind its main rival, Google Maps. Google’s mapping service has been supporting transit directions in many cities worldwide.

Today’s move serves as Apple’s plan for the opening of its first retain store in Singapore. Apple’s Singapore retails store will be located on Orchard Road, however it remains unclear when Apple Store Orchard Road will open. In reality, Apple originally planned to open its first retail store in Singapore last year, but Apple has pushed back the debut to 2017.

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