The Washington, D.C. area is now part of the new “Look Around” feature in Apple Maps, along with Boston and Philadelphia.
Look Around is an equivalent of the “Street View” feature of Google Maps and was rolled out within the iOS 13 in September 2019. It allows users to virtually explore cities with 3D street-level imagery.
When an iPhone user opens Apple Maps’ Look Around in an area supported by it, they will see a binoculars icon in the top-right corner. A street-level view will appear if that icon is touched. You can use the search bar to find a certain location on the map.
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Even though Apple’s Look Around offers more details and further smoothness compared to Google’s Street View, it is not available in every city yet. It has been slowly expanding into more and more regions.
The app currently covers San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Las Vegas, New York City, Honolulu, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Major U.S. cities, including Chicago, Seattle, and Atlanta, are likely to be added to the feature in the future. However, Apple hasn’t announced a specific timeline for other places.
People using the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS have access to Look Around, but it is not available on macOS at the moment.