Admittedly, Apple’s Maps was far from perfect when it first debuted years ago. However, the app and service has greatly improved over the last few years, adding new and improved features, including improved navigation, 3d views of landmarks in major cities, and much more.
To celebrate these advancements, Apple recently sent a unique gift pack to some Maps team members, says a LinkedIn post shared on Reddit. The package includes custom Apple Maps pins, stickers, and imagery, as well as a small card thanking team members for their contributions to the Maps app.
“Each and every one of you has your fingerprints on Springfield,” the card reads, suggesting that “Springfield” might be Apple’s internal codename for the revamped Maps experience. “Thank you for all of your distinct contributions to this product and for building on the legacy of great work here at Apple,” the card adds.
“The map has been rebuilt from the ground up, with better navigation, richer detail, more accurate information for places, and remarkable features that only Apple can deliver, like Look Around, Share ETA, and more,” said Apple’s services chief Eddy Cue, when the revamped Maps experienced rolled out to Australia. “Now it is easier than ever for users to find the places they love and get to where they’re going.”
Apple’s revamped Maps experience is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.