Look Round, the Apple Maps characteristic that gives 360-degree views of areas at floor stage, is beginning to broaden exterior the US. Unusually for Apple, it’s coming to Japan earlier than anyplace else, and is now dwell in 4 cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kyoto. The replace was noticed by Ata Distance.
Look Round is actually Apple’s answer to Google’s Street View. You’ll be able to deliver it up in supported areas by tapping the binoculars icon, which initially shows the Look Round view in an expandable pop-up window. The transitions between photographs are smoother than in Road View, which helps make it really feel extra such as you’re really exploring the realm.
Nonetheless, Apple has been very gradual with the rollout. Look Round first got here to the US as a part of iOS 13 final yr, however it’s nonetheless solely out there in eight main areas together with Boston, San Francisco, and New York Metropolis.
Apple has additionally introduced its updated maps data to Japan nationwide. Beforehand, the corporate introduced that the UK, Eire, and Canada could be getting new maps as a part of iOS 14 this yr.