Apple to Shut Down HopStop Following Launch of Transit Directions in iOS 9

Apple to Shut Down HopStop Following Launch of Transit Directions in iOS 9

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Apple has announced that it will shut down HopStop following the launch of Apple Maps transit directions in iOS 9. The company acquired the app back in 2013.

The website for HopStop now displays a message that reads:

HopStop will no longer be available starting October 2015

Here's how Apple describes its new transit feature in iOS 9.

Maps now features Transit view, bringing you public transit information with routes and directions. Transit is customized for each city, where available — so you’ll easily recognize signs and be able to pinpoint the nearest subway station entrance or bus stop. You can even ask Siri for transit directions. And since Maps is also an OS X app, you can plan a trip on your Mac and follow the route on your iPhone or Apple Watch when you’re on the go.

At launch transit directions will only be available for: Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; China; London, England; Mexico City, Mexico; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC.

iOS 9 launches on September 16th. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple to Shut Down HopStop Following Launch of Transit Directions in iOS 9

Apple to Shut Down HopStop Following Launch of Transit Directions in iOS 9Apple to Shut Down HopStop Following Launch of Transit Directions in iOS 9Apple to Shut Down HopStop Following Launch of Transit Directions in iOS 9
NoGoodNick - September 14, 2015 at 12:50am
That's not many cities, and I'd doubt the listed cities are fully included either. What's more, they're overestimating how many iPhone users own a Mac!
{Anthony} - September 14, 2015 at 5:02pm
This is at launch... it will obviously get updated like everything else in the world.... Overestimating how many iphone owners own a mac? So you are saying that because they made Transit available on a mac IN ADDITION to ios- they are overestimating? You sir, are clueless. That is all.
? - September 13, 2015 at 3:48pm
What exactly is hopstop? I am just now hearing about what it is for the first time.
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