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Apple Partners With SpotHero to Ease Parking Reservations

If you’re an iPhone user, it’s pretty unlikely that you use Apple Maps. This app from the tech juggernaut is notorious for not being very easy to use, and its inferiority when compared to Google Maps means that most of its users tend to eschew it with all things having been considered and taken into account. In spite of the fact that this is the case, Apple has been trying to make a lot of positive changes to their Maps app, and their latest collaboration is a great example of that.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Apple is now partnering with SpotHero to take their Maps to the next level. SpotHero has been around for a while, having been established back in 2011, and it functions as a digital marketplace for parking spots. Incorporating this into Apple Maps would allow users to find parking spots through the app itself which is a highly useful bit of functionality that Google Maps sorely lacks at present.


One thing that might give excited users pause is that SpotHero isn’t foolproof. Many who use it find themselves expecting a parking spot only to realize that they have been misled. These are issues that Apple will have to tackle because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making this addition less useful than might have been the case otherwise.

If you want to start using this feature on Apple Maps, you just need to enter the More section and then select the Parking option. That will give you a list of all of the parking spots that you can get in the nearby area. Finding parking can be a real nightmare, so it’s great that Apple is playing its part in trying to make things easier for users. Whether or not this will give Apple Maps a boost remains to be seen, but this is a definite step in the right direction that will very likely pay off brilliantly down the line.

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