Apple expanding Look Around to Israel, New Zealand, and Singapore

iOS 13 Apple Maps Look Around feature
iOS 13 Apple Maps Look Around feature (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is expanding Look Around to Israel, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Reported by MacRumors, Apple's LiDAR-equipped vehicles have been spotted to be imaging areas in Israel, New Zealand, and Singapore. The vehicles will be capturing street-level imagery and data through early 2021.

According to the report, the vehicles are driving around in order to expand Apple's Look Around feature to new countries.

Apple will use the data collected to improve its Maps app and expand its Look Around feature beyond the five countries where it is currently supported, including parts of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Japan. Introduced in iOS 13, Look Around is similar to Google's Street View, providing a street-level view of a location with high-resolution 3D imagery that can be zoomed and panned.

Apple Maps Look Around

Apple Maps Look Around (Image credit: Apple)

Apple has been on a tear expanding its Look Around feature lately. Last week, it expanded the feature to three new cities in the United States: Denver, Colorado, Detroit, Michigan, and Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In October, Apple brought Look Around to Phoenix, Arizona.

The feature allows you to take a virtual tour of a city, similar to Google's Street View.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.