Apple Maps has been late to provide users with transit data but now it’s gradually adding the much-needed transit data for more and more locations and now the company has confirmed that the upcoming major iOS update is going to add transit data for Japan to Apple Maps.
Apple confirmed this through an update on its official Japanese website, it said that local transit data will be added for Japan to Apple Maps with iOS 10. The upcoming major update is scheduled to be released later this year in the fall.
This is going to further expand the transit data feature’s reach into one of the most lucrative markets for Apple. The addition of this feature has been announced by Apple on the Japanese version of the preview page for iOS 10.
Apple Maps transit data feature is currently available in major metropolitan areas of the United States as well as in select cities of Brazil, Australia, China, Canada, Germany, Mexico, and England. It’s likely that this feature might only go live in Tokyo initially.
Since Apple Maps isn’t just limited to iOS, transit data will also be available to users in Japan who use Apple Maps on the macOS Sierra and watchOS 3 when those updates are released later this year. The feature will enable users to search for public transport options, compare fares, find subway station maps, and more.