Apple Maps expands its Street View competitor to Boston, DC, Philadelphia

  • Diamond City Fenway Park in Boston, as seen in Apple Maps' Look Around feature. Samuel Axon
  • The US Capitol Building in Look Around.
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Look Around. Samuel Axon
  • Boston Public Garden in Look Around. Samuel Axon
  • The White House in Look Around—or about as close as you can get, anyway. Samuel Axon
  • Philly's Reading Terminal Market in Look Around.
  • Harvard Square in Look Around. Samuel Axon
  • DC's Washington Monument in Look Around. Samuel Axon

Apple Maps has been slowly expanding regional coverage for its Google Street View-like Look Around feature, and now MacRumors forum members have spotted rollouts for the feature in the US cities of Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC.

Look Around was added as a feature in iOS 13 last September, but it launched with coverage only in or near San Francisco. Like Google Street View, the feature allows users to zoom in to street-level photography of most streets in an urban area. Apple displays Yelp listings and other data on real-world buildings and monuments in the viewport when Look Around is displayed in full screen.

Generally, we have observed that the resolution and quality of the photography is better than what we've usually seen in Google's version, and Apple applies some slick anRead More – Source

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