Apple on Monday added Chicago, IL to the list of cities where its Apple Maps “Look Around” feature has been enabled. The feature is comparable to Google Maps’ popular “Street View” feature, offering users a street-level view of a selected area.
Look Around offer Apple Maps users the ability to zoom in on a particular area, and view the area as if they were walking or driving down the street. High-resolution and 3D photography are used to provide the view. The feature is supported on any iOS device running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 or any Mac running macOS 10.15 Catalina.
Apple describes Look Around this way:
Maps offers interactive street-level imagery with high-resolution, 3D photography and smooth and seamless transitions through major cities with Look Around. Explore select cities with an interactive 3D experience that gives you a 360‑degree view of a place. And enjoy smooth and seamless transitions as you navigate your way around.
Which Cities Are Available for Look Around?
While Apple Maps Look Around feature works like Google’s Street View, it is not available for as many areas. Look Around is currently limited to ten major metropolitan areas in the United States, and doesn’t cover those areas completely.
Available cities include:
- San Francisco
- Las Vegas
- Honolulu and Oahu
- New York City
- Washington D.C.
- Los Angeles
- Chicago (Added this week)
How to use Look Around
Here is how to use Look Around in Apple Maps:
- In one of the 10 available cities, tap the binoculars icon on a map or information card.
- Change the view by doing the following:
- Pan: Drag a finger left or right.
- Move forward: Tap the scene.
- Zoom in or out: Pinch open or closed.
- View another point of interest: Tap elsewhere on the map.
- Switch to or from full-screen view: Tap the arrows
- When finished, tap Done.