Apple this week quietly made behind-the-scenes changes to its mapping service in Japan, fixing a handful of shortcomings.
Chief among them are changes to pronunciation during turn-by-turn navigation, a key feature introduced in Apple's own mapping service in iOS 6. The app now also alerts drivers to toll roads, and has better point-of-interest labels for things like subways, freeways, and hospitals.
Other tweaks include 3D buildings for some Japanese landmarks like Tokyo Station and Tokyo Tower, as well as changing the freeway color to green.
The changes rolled out without an additional software update from Apple. That's because … Read more