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Apple to introduce Apple Maps with their own data

Apple is working to bring the Apple Maps with its own mapping data. The company is planning to introduce completely overhauled mapping data in the US over the next year. Apple will be using all information gathered by itself.

The new data will begin to roll out in the coming weeks in iOS 12 beta. The updated mapping data will only be available for San Francisco and the Bay Area, as reported by The Verge.

With the change, Apple will eschew all third-party mapping data, which is what has made up the vast majority of Apple Maps’ maps since it launched in 2012, reports The Verge. Instead, Apple will rely on data from two sources: sensor-packed vans that it’s been driving around the US for several years, and iPhones.