Apple Maps Unveils Game-Changing Feature in iOS 17, Leaving Google Maps in the Rearview Mirror
Apple Maps took center stage at WWDC 2023, stealing the spotlight with a feature that has long been anticipated by users seeking an alternative to Google Maps. While the Vision Pro headset made waves at the event, it is a seemingly small addition to Apple Maps that has outdoor enthusiasts cheering. With the introduction of offline maps in iOS 17, Apple has bridged the gap, allowing users to bid farewell to Google Maps for good.
Since its redesigned launch in the United States, Apple Maps has been winning over users with its sleek interface and reliable directions. However, the absence of offline download functionality left a gap, particularly for those who frequently venture into areas with limited or no cellular coverage. Hikers, campers, and backpackers often found themselves relying on Google Maps’ offline downloads to navigate through remote locations, despite their reservations about privacy and data security.