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The countdown to Apple WWDC 2023 has begun. The event, set to take place on June 5th, will showcase new versions of popular software like iOS and macOS.
We can also expect new features and design changes to be revealed. Although there are more than 20 days left, leaks are providing us with some early information on what to expect.
According to one of these leaks, Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a new Apple Maps Live Activity feature for the Lock Screen with its iOS 17 update. Here are the details…
Apple Maps Lock Screen directions could get a new look in iOS 17.
Apple is reportedly working on a new Apple Maps Live Activity feature for the Lock Screen in its upcoming iOS 17 update. This claim was made by a Twitter user named @analyst941.
The leaker, who has shared similar leaks in the past, stated in their post, “Love it or don’t, Apple doesn’t care – this is the new Maps ‘Live Activity’ for Lock Screen (all iPhones). – Seamless transition when unlocking. – View notifications over the map by swiping up as usual. – Shows most Lock Screen elements until unlocked (except widgets as far as I know).”
Love it or don’t, Apple doesn’t care – this is the new Maps “Live Activity” for Lock Screen (all iPhones).— 941 (@analyst941) May 8, 2023
– Seamless transition when unlocking.
– View notifications over the map by swiping up as usual.
– shows most Lock Screen elements until unlocked (except widgets afaik). pic.twitter.com/7PUwRUXgVx
Up until now, people using the Maps have always had to keep the app open to track their destination.
With this updated Lock Screen design, users will be able to minimize the Apple Maps display to the size of the music player widget, and a single tap will quickly expand it to full size.
Although the Lock Screen Map display won’t be interactive, it will dynamically update to show users their current location and navigation directions.
What users are really curious about is whether this feature is limited to Apple Maps or not.
As you know, although Apple has made significant progress in the field of maps, it still lags behind Google Maps and even Yandex.
For this reason, many iPhone owners prefer alternative apps instead of the default Apple Maps.
However, considering the company’s general policies, it doesn’t seem very likely that third-party applications will be supported.