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Apple Maps iOS 13 major improvements: Street View feature Look Around is the biggest highlight (Figure)

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Apple Street View feature

One of the most interesting and noteworthy changes is the Look Around feature, which directly targets Google's Street View service. With Look Around, you can view the content (or search content) on the street in the Maps app. Look Around is based on all the map-related data that Apple has been doing, ranging from months of in-car data collection to collecting data on foot in some cities.

The user only needs to click on the binoculars on the screen, and the user can enable the Look Around function in the Apple Maps main view. Click on the small card below to see a close-up of the street. You can tap the button again to use the feature in full screen. In addition, the map also marks more famous points of interest and attractions, such as restaurants and businesses.

Currently, Look Around is limited to the area that the car can reach, because the current function relies on data taken from a 360-degree camera on the vehicle. This means you can't zoom into areas such as parks or beaches, but Apple may add this feature in the future because the company is also collecting data on foot.

Like Google's Street View service, personal information such as license plates and faces are blurred to protect user privacy. Currently, Look Around is limited to parts of the United States, such as parts of California and Nevada, but Apple plans to continue to expand coverage after the release of iOS 13, which is expected to cover most of the United States by the end of 2019 and will be oriented in 2020. Other countries and regions are open.

Favorites function

In the Apple Maps update for iOS 13, a new "Favorites" feature has been introduced that allows you to search for specific locations and add them to your favorites list. By default, favorites collect homes and work places, but users can add them to their preferences. If you go somewhere often, Siri will also recommend users to add them to their favorites.


Previously, the new Apple Maps also introduced the "Collections" feature, which allows you to aggregate different locations, such as the restaurant you want to try or where you might want to visit. You can share a list of all your favorites so you can make a list of places for friends and family in your city and share them with them.

New user interface

Although in the opening speech, Apple said that the Apple Maps interface has undergone major adjustments in iOS 13, these interface adjustments have already begun on iOS 12. There are also significant changes to the main interface, such as showing dangerous sections and traffic conditions in the main view, which was previously only displayed after navigation has begun.

Apple Maps for iOS 13 also provides more realistic details about roads, beaches, parks, buildings, etc., but it's not entirely clear that all of these are new.

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