iOS 9 to Bring Apple Transit Service to Maps, Finally
The first time we heard of such a support feature from Apple was way back last year when it was rumored that the company would update their maps app to include intricately designed transit directions feature to them.
However, the plans were thwarted before WWDC 2014.
That in no way meant that the Apple Transit service was not going to be released at all. In fact, if some unknown sources are to be believed, the company is already putting things in motion for iOS 9!
At the WWDC, it is expected that they will show off an upgraded Maps app that would offer navigational support for bus, subway, and train.
The aim is to let the users navigate the mass of transit systems all across the city once iOS 9 is out, a feature that has not been there since they parted ways with Google Maps.
Apparently, they will be adding a Transit view alongside the Standard, Hybrid, and Satellite views; allow users to plan trips, give them better icons for train stations, airports and bus stops in the main maps app alongside the primary transit support functions.
One of the reasons why the feature didn’t make it to iOS 8 was the lack of coverage and other inconsistencies that had not been cleared by then. However, it is reported by the same sources that issues have been fixed and support for a much larger market segment has been added now.
In the end, bear in mind that all this is based on unofficial and anonymous insider tips which means it should be taken with a grain of salt until Apple itself announces the functionality for iOS 9.