In the inaugural keynote of the WWDC that is taking place this week Apple announced that the redesigned Apple maps were arriving in Spain and Portugal. Today, from the beta of iOS 15 we can access Look Around, the tool that allows us to view maps at street level, throughout the national territory. A functionality that although it seems that it is still being deployed, promises to give us many joys.
Look around in towns with less than 100 inhabitants
Look Around is an Apple Maps function with which we can navigate the world just as if we were driving or driving through it. Within the complete redesign of the company’s maps we have seen this functionality arrive in several major cities in the United States and other countries. With the announcement of the arrival of the new redesigned maps, there were several of us who missed this important feature and assumed that it would come later.
Look Around from Apple Maps reaches all of Spain. I have even checked towns with 100 inhabitants. pic.twitter.com/bEZ0vEfD7a
– David Bernal Raspall (@ david_br8) June 11, 2021
You are right. It appears that Apple is rolling out Look Around nationwide. The surprise has been to be able to verify that even the smallest towns or the most isolated stretches of road, also enjoy this function. For now it is not clear at what stage of the Look Around deployment we are, in Applesfera we have been able to access it from an iPhone running iOS 15, although it is expected that in the next few days or weeks it will be extended to the rest of the devices and versions.
While it is true that Google offers a similar feature with Street View of Google Maps, the truth is that the quality, detail, versatility and, above all, ease of use of Apple Maps Look Around is a blast. Excellently integrated into the Maps app of our device, we can navigate the territory in full screen or opt for a hybrid view that gives us more context and makes it easier for us to orient ourselves.
The truth is that the arrival of the new Apple maps to Spain has been, to some extent, dwarfed within the framework of the WWDC and the infinity of new features that we are discovering. On the other hand, however, it is clear that when we leave the developer conference behind and we can enjoy the new maps in our day to day we will appreciate the magnificent work that Apple has done.