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Apple Maps gets new data trends tool to aid COVID-19 efforts

Apple has released a mobility data trends tool from Apple Maps to support the  work happening around the globe to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

The company says this mobility data may provide helpful insights to local governments and health authorities and may also be used as a foundation for new public policies by showing the change in volume of people driving, walking or taking public transit in their communities. Reports are published daily and reflect requests for directions in Apple Maps. 

Apple says that “privacy is one of our core values, so Maps doesn’t associate your data with your Apple ID, and Apple doesn’t keep a history of where you’ve been.” To learn more about COVID-19 mobility trends, visit

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.