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Bryan M. Wolfe
| October 3, 2012
Google Street View For iOS Is Upon Us
Talk about moving quickly. Google’s popular Street View feature is set to arrive for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad by way of the Web version of Google Maps, according to Walt Mossberg of AllThingsD. The feature, which will be available at http://maps.google.com using a mobile Web browser, displays 360-degree photographic street views of selected locations, and interior views of certain businesses. [caption id="attachment_344198" align="aligncenter" width="262"] Google Street View - As seen on Android[/caption] Mossberg also confirms that Google is working on a new Google Maps app for iOS, one that would “be offered as an optional download.” This version, which will support the iPhone and iPad, should arrive in the App Store by the end of the year. This news comes less than a week after Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the iOS 6 version of Maps app. The often criticized version replaced the Google Maps-based app that came standard on iOS through version 5. According to the report, Street View will arrive Oct. 4. For further reading, see The Best Apple Maps Alternatives Aren’t Found In The App Store and Turn By Turn Not Working On Your iPhone? Try These Five Favorites Source: AllThingsD