One of the defining features of Google Maps is Street View. This allows users to get a look at the area on a street level to try and locate shops and landmarks. However, it seems that Apple is ready to challenge Google with its own answer to Street View, also known as “Look Around”, a new feature in Apple Maps.
In fact, if you live in New York City or Los Angeles, it seems that the feature is now live and you can check it out. It’s not surprising that Apple has yet to roll it out to more cities as we imagine that they will need to start collecting photographs and data, but it’s a start and might be worth checking out if you are an avid user of Apple Maps.
Apple will be rolling out the feature to more locations through 2019 and 2020, so if you don’t live in New York or Los Angeles, not to worry as it should eventually find its way to you. In the meantime, there’s always Street View as an alternative. That being said, Apple has done a pretty good job improving on Apple Maps since it launched.
There are a ton of new features added since its debut and it is a lot more accurate than back in the day, so if you have constantly been relying on Google Maps, perhaps now might be a good time to give Apple Maps another chance.