The Maps app from Apple was first introduced in iOS 6 as a replacement for the proprietary Google maps. The first version of the “Apple” of the service was filled with bugs and flaws, but in recent years it has been drastically modified, becoming by far the most popular means of navigating among iPhone owners. But Apple is not going to stop working on the implementation of their cards in the most popular features of Google Maps.
We are talking about a well-known service street view — Google Street View. Anyone who has ever in your life planning a trip to an unfamiliar place, used this feature. There is nothing surprising in the fact that Apple decided to borrow one of the main advantages of Google product.
Cupertino not yet made any official statements on this, but information has been obtained from official online documentation of Apple maps:
“The cars are moved around the world and collect data needed to improve Apple Maps. Some of these data will be used in future updates.
We are committed to protecting your privacy while collecting data. For example, namasivayam faces and car license plates on the pictures before publishing them. If you have comments or questions about this, please contact us”.
Similarly, Google blurs the faces when publishing images in the street view. Business Insider considers this fact a hint that Apple is working on its own Street View counterpart.
It is important to note that Apple publicly disclosed the schedule and the location of their cars. For example, from 4 to 17 January, these machines were displayed on maps of London, Paris and in several American States. To see the dates and places of the traffic using this link.