Apple Maps Now Has “Look Around” Feature on iOS 13


The iOS 13 for the iPhone brings a slew of improvements and changes, including some new features to the Apple Maps.

Apple Maps Look Around iOS 13

Apple has taken their time to have an option that’s similar to the Google Maps Street View functionality, but now it’s here and it looks great. It’s called “Look Around” and can be accessed by tapping the binoculars icon when you get to the Maps app. Keep in mind that the binoculars icon only appears if there’s any available imagery for the area.

Image Credits: MacRumors

Getting to Look Around displays a rectangular overlay near the map cartography and street-level images on the location. Users can zoom or pan around, or drag via the map and move the marker laterally. Car license plates and human faces are blurred out for privacy reasons.

Apple Maps Look Around Image 1
Image Credits: MacRumors

On the same 3D space you’ll see points of interests, and tapping on storefronts will give you detail cards that are similar to Maps in 2D. Tapping down the street moves you to a new area via a stop-frame animation that doesn’t feel choppy or detracts from the experience.

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Samantha Wiley

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