What you need to know
- The Apple Maps team is taking mapping backpacks into three cities.
- London, Birmingham, and Manchester will be scanned with backpacks.
- The company is using backpacks in areas that are inaccessible by cars.
Apple is getting ready to enhance its map in three more cities.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Apple Maps ground team has ascended onto the streets of London, Birmingham, and Manchester with their handy backpacks to capture pedestrian-level mapping data in all three cities.
Apple says that it is using the backpacks in areas where it is not possible to drive in order to boost its Look Around feature for Apple Maps.
According to the report, the company is using the technology to scan The Bullring, New Street, and Edgbaston Street in Birmingham. In Manchester, St Peter's Square, Shambles Square, and Albert Square will be scanned using backpacks.
Apple says that, in order to maintain people's privacy, it will censor faces and license plates that are captured during the scanning.
The features coming to all of the above cities will likely be similar to the ones recently launched in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Canada.
Bottom line: The iPhone 13 is the best iPhone for most people, with impressive new cameras and notable improvements to battery life. Without all the bells and whistles of the Pro line, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are still powerhouses that'll keep owners happy for years to come.
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.
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