Google Maps might be the go-to map app for most users, but there's one thing that Apple Maps has over Google — 3D Flyover.
The feature was recently updated by Apple to include a number of locations in Japan, France and Spain, including cities, towns and even castles.
3D Flyover has been getting a lot of attention from Apple of late and was updated a few weeks ago right before the launch of iOS 9. The feature is exactly what it sounds like — a way for users to "fly over" areas in full, stunning 3D view, taking in landmarks and beautiful locations straight from their phone.
In particular, the update includes Florence, Genoa and the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Some cities have an option called "Flyover tour," with the screen zooming in and out of key locations in an area. It's important to note, however, that none of the new additions have this feature just yet.
While Google Maps is seen by most as the market leader when it comes to mapping applications, according to Apple, Apple Maps is used three and a half times more than the next-most popular mapping app. Google Maps has features like street view, however, it seems as though Apple is looking to add a similar feature to its app, with Apple-marked cars having been seen in a number of cities around the world sporting 3D camera equipment.
Via: The Verge