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Apple expands coverage of Maps and iTunes Store billing service via carriers

While the dramatic changes are not coming, it is clear that Apple can not stand still: recently, its Maps service has received more updates covering some cities and countries around the world. In addition, the iTunes Store billing service via carriers, which began offering a few years ago, is also expanding. Let's see below.


Ma's navigation service now has information on public transport in Pomegranate and on Estnia. In the Italian capital, the platform supports municipal metro, bus and train systems, in addition to the Trenitalia network, which connects Termini station (in the city center) to Fiumincino airport.

Apple Maps Public Transport Service in Rome, Italy

In Estonia, on the other hand, Apple Maps now provide information on the capital Tallinn's bus, train and tram systems, as well as local connections to the country's national train network, reaching the cities of Tartu, Parnu and Narva.

Who is also gaining a small expansion the resource of lane indication, which indicates which lane on a highway you should take to make the next turn. Now, the roads of the Crocia and the Slovakia already have the small, but useful functionality.

As usual, all locations that have each of the features of Apple Maps can be checked on this page constantly updated by Ma.

ITunes Store payment via carriers

Charge on the iTunes Store via operator

Meanwhile, the functionality that allows you to send your expenses to the iTunes Store including App Store, iBooks Store, etc. for the phone bill of your operator (which is very useful for those who do not have a credit card, for example) it also gained a small expansion. Here are the operators / countries that accept the payment method:

  • TIM, Italy
  • Bite, Latvia
  • Bite, Litunia
  • U Mobile, Malsia
  • Singtel and StarHub, Singapore
  • Sunrise, Your
  • O2, UK

For now, there is still no Brazil on the list and, interestingly, nothing from the United States or any other country in America, either, as we can see on this page. Why is Apple avoiding bringing the resource to its continent of origin? Let's see if that changes in the near future

via MacRumors: 1, 2