Apple Added New Cities “USA, Canada, France & UK” To 3D Maps In Latest iOS 6 Beta

Earlier yesterday after seeding iOS 6 beta 4 to registered developers. Apple brings a bunch of new features of tweaks throughout the OS and its included apps that removes most wanted “YouTube” as a stock app, and now the Cupertino company expanding its iOS 6 3D Maps coverage to new cities from the North America and Europe, including Canada, UK and France to its Maps app’s 3D feature. Details after this jump!

Apple at WWDC 2012 conference announced iOS 6 in June, the all new Maps app shoots out Google Maps in favor of their own mapping solution which they build and cooked up after aquiring mapping-related companies like C3 Technologies, Poly9 and Placebase. Besides offering the long-demanded turn-by-turn navigation (voiced by Siri), Maps for iOS 6 come with an awesome 3D mode. Previous iOS 6 releases, beginning with the beta 1 release in mid-June, include several other cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, Memphis, Denver, Copenhagen, Montreal, San Francisco and the Bay Area, Las Vegas, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Miami, Seattle, and Sacramento and to name a few.

The iOS 6 3D Maps application is one of the highlight features of the upcoming iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch operating system, so we’ve been combing the app for newly supported 3D regions.

Now, Apple had come up adding some more new cities list supported to 3D mapping. Here are the major new 3D cities we’ve found:

  • USA: Boston, New Orleans, Houston, Portland, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta
  • France: Lyon
  • England: Birmingham, Manchester
  • Canada: Toronto

The 3D mapping technology used for these cities comes from C3 Technologies which has data for cities like Venice, London, Barcelona, Milan, Oslo, and Prague. Perhaps we will see those cities added soon and expect 3D Flyover mode to be enabled for these cities in the future as well.

3D Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6 Maps only support to work on the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad 3, means only on A5 chip devices. However, talking about the limitation of 3D Flyover for older devices like 3GS, and of course the iPhone 4 is understandable, but not included the turn-by-turn navigation which will be a huge dissappointment for users posing with older iOS devices. But, this is anothe way Apple to target its business with you by getting a new iOS device. Clever!

Older iPhone device owners have not to worry, the jailbreak community will somehow show a way to manage to enable the two features when iOS 6 release this fall along with the new iPhone 5.

Eager to try the 3D mapping app on your device, then go ahead and try out the latest beta of iOS 6 – Beta 4 – downloading it from the iOS Dev Center with your registered developer ID. If not pay $99 for dev registration right now. 

Similar to iOS 5 last year took 7 betas before it reached Golden Master status. There are several weeks till the expected new iPhone announcement, we can expect two more iOS 6 betas to roll out for developers before it is finalized for public official iOS 6 release. Via 9to5Mac/Redmondpie