Scenic 3 info
A new version of Scenic, Scenic 3, is currently in development. Scenic 3 is aimed for summer 2021 and will feature a new map and routing provider, some big improvements to the usability, new functionalities and later next year, CarPlay support.
I won’t name any specific dates yet, but I will keep updating Scenic 2 where necessary of course. This will mostly entail smaller requests and bug fixes, as bigger items will be shifted to Scenic 3.
What happens to my purchases?
You keep them. There will be no changes to Premium and Credits. You will keep all you purchases, including all offline map regions you purchased in the past, although you might need to download a new version of them.
How will I know when it’s ready?
Scenic 3 will be pushed as an update through the App Store, just like a regular update from, for example, Scenic 2.3.0 to 2.3.1. So, if you have auto app updates turned on in your iCloud settings it will update automatically. I’ll also communicate through our newsletter Moto Intel Report of course.
What’s the minimum iOS version for Scenic 3?
Scenic 3 will only run on iOS14 and up. If you have devices not capable of running iOS14 (all iOS13 capable devices are also capable of running iOS14) you will still be able to run Scenic 2. Scenic 2 will sync with Scenic 3. It runs on the same database. So if you have two or more devices and one of them is running Scenic 2 and the other one is running Scenic 3, your data will sync. There is one catch though: since Scenic 3 will use a different map provider and different routing engine, it’s possible your routes will be calculated differently on the two devices. This can’t be controlled unfortunately. My recommendation therefore is to use the same Scenic version for planning as well as navigation.
Will the time I invested in getting to know Scenic 2, be lost?
The change to Scenic 3 won’t be as big as the change from Scenic 1 to Scenic 2. Big parts of the user interface, look and feel will remain the same or improve (more intuitive). Some things around using the map and the routing will change where necessary, but only where the new map framework works a bit differently compared to the old one.
Can I go back to Scenic 2 if I don’t like Scenic 3?
I’m afraid Apple’s App Store doesn’t allow that. The App Store will always give you the latest available version that runs on your device. So you can only upgrade, not downgrade. What you can do is disable auto-update for your apps, so the update to Scenic 3 will not take place automatically. This is not recommended though as Scenic 3 is the natural next iteration of Scenic 2. Scenic 3 will continue evolving with new functions and features, while Scenic 2 will stay as is once Scenic 3 is released. If you’d like to help with beta testing (and get to know Scenic 3 in the process) you can register as a Scenic 3 beta tester.
Can I mix versions?
In other words, use Scenic 2 on one device and Scenic 3 on another (with the same account)? Yes you can, but there’s a culprit: Scenic 2 and 3 work on the same database (unlike Scenic 1), so your data will sync. But, there is a difference in map data and routing engine. Because of this, routes created in Scenic 2 might be a bit different in Scenic 3 (take different roads). For routes with many via points the chance of differences is low though.