Apple Plans' new Look Around feature is available in three other US cities: Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington.
Introduced in iOS 13, Look Around is an interactive way to explore a city with 3D images at street level, like with Google Street View. The functionality is also available in San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Houston and the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
How to activate Look Around?
In an area where Look Around is available, an icon with binoculars will be displayed in the upper right corner of Apple Plans. Touching this icon will open a street level view. Look Around will also appear in the search results if the city is supported. When this mode is activated, you will be able to move around the area, while by touching a distant point, the latter will enlarge quickly in a much more fluid and engaging way than in Google Street View.
To easily find your way in Look Around mode, points of interest such as bars, restaurants, parks and more are identified by floating icons at street level. However, only the areas that vehicles can access can be enlarged. Indeed, Look Around data is acquired from cars equipped with 360 degree cameras.