iOS 16 brings major Apple Maps updates plus expansion to 11 new countries

Apple Maps receives big changes in iOS 16, as well as expansion to 11 new countries.

Apple revealed iOS 16 at WWDC 2022 this week, bringing with it a slew of new features for Apple Maps as well as the expansion of the company's new maps to 11 new nations.

Apple says: Apple Maps now supports multistop routing.

Which allows users to plan up to 15 stops ahead of time and have their routes immediately synced from their Mac to their iPhone when they're ready to go.

Users may see how much their route would cost, add transit cards to Wallet, see low balances, and replenish transit cards all without leaving Maps.

Users will be able to add several stops to driving routes, which may be planned ahead of time on a Mac before syncing with an iPhone.

Transit cards will allow users to add certain cards to their Wallet, as well as warn users when their card's balance is low and allow them to replenish their card without leaving the maps.

Apple has also implemented a new starting point recognition capability for VoiceOver in Maps.

Apple is also adding 11 new countries to its updated maps: Belgium, France, Israel, Liechtenstein

Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland

This is just one of several updates coming to iOS 16 and Apple's top iPhones later this year, including significant enhancements to the Lock Screen, alerts, Safari, and Mail.