When Apple first announced their mapping plans, many feared that it would spell the end of Google Maps on iOS. However following the debacle that was the app’s launch, Google had nothing to fear as Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had at that time recommended Google Maps as an alternative while they sorted their problems out.
That was a few years ago and Apple Maps has come a long way since. If you’re still looking for reasons to use the app, you might be interested to learn that Apple has since updated the Maps app with full Amtrak support. What this means is that in addition to support for the northeast routes, Apple Maps will now support pretty much the entire Amtrak system that covers the Midwest, Northwest, South, and West regions of the US.
It will also cover Canadian cities of Montréal and Vancouver, so if you are a Canadian resident you can look forward to taking advantage of this update as well. Now we’re not sure if this change will be enough to bring users back into the fold, but if you’ve always favored native apps then we guess the support for Amtrak is Apple getting one step closer to creating the Maps app that iOS users deserve.