Apple Maps in iOS 14.5 may feature new crowd source information
Fortunately, Apple released its fourth beta version of iOS 14.5 yesterday. As a result, the new beta version comes with new features to Apple Maps. Apple Maps in iOS 14.5 may feature new crowd information The new feature comes with crowd-sourced information. The same feature was discovered in the new iOS 14.5 beta 4 and iPad OS 14.5 beta 4. The Location Services feature in Apple’s Map now comes with some additional information. The update of Apple’s map might be related to privacy and crowd sourced. Apple seems to be working on a new feature that will help users know how crowded a place of interest is. Additionally, it shows whether it’s open or closed similar to Google Maps. The news comes that Apple Maps in iOS 14.5 may feature new crowdsource information.
If you are travelling, your iPhone sends GPS data, travelling speed and the information of atmospheric pressure in an encrypted form to Apple. The crowd information can be used for detecting road traffic and atmospheric information. Moreover, when you open an app near a point of your interest, your iPhone will send location data in an encrypted form to Apple. The information that Apple uses let users know if that point of interest is open and how crowded it is. This sounds similar to the feature that Google Maps already has. Likewise, Google maps use information from other users to provide details on traffic and crowd.
Although, the expected software updates of the iOS 14.5 and iPad OS 14.5 might be released after some time this month. Apple map is the default map system of operating systems of iPhones, iPad, iMac, and Apple Watch. This update provides directions and estimated times of arrival for vehicles, pedestrian, and public transports. Apple Maps also features Flyover mode. This feature enables a user to explore particularly populated places.