Apple seems to have relaunched what as known as Apple Maps Connect to Apple Places. Apple Maps Connect launched in 2014 but as of this past Friday, I am told, Apple rebranded it to Apple Places and Apple Business Register.
Andy Simpson posted about this on Twitter the other day after hearing about the change, I think from Ben Fisher.
You can access this at register.apple.com/placesonmaps and you should, you should search for your business and claim it. The thing is, I thought I did in 2014 with Apple Maps Connect, but it said my business listing was not claimed, so I claimed it again.
Here is the home page where you can search for your business name (click on any of the images below to enlarge):
This is what it looks like when you need to “verify ownership”:
After you verify, it is not immediate, even thought it says it would be through a phone verification process. You still need to wait, Apple wrote “the Apple Business Register support team is reviewing your information. This can take up to 5 business days.”
Then it sits in a queue until it is reviewed:
So go claim your business at register.apple.com/placesonmaps even if you did originally at Apple Maps Connect.
Forum discussion at Twitter.