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NewsPoster Jun 19, 2014 11:06 AM
Developer unlocks hidden 'City Tours' feature in iOS 8 Maps
A developer, Pierre Blazquez, has successfully unlocked the "City Tours" feature Apple has promised for iOS 8 Maps. Until now the feature has been relatively unknown, since it's inactive in the <a href="">current iOS 8 beta</a>, and was only mentioned in a slide during Apple's WWDC keynote earlier this month. Blazquez <a href="">explains</a> that he turned the function on through a hidden debug screen.<br /><br />In effect, City Tours so far appears to be a guided Flyover view. Turning it on switches to Flyover's 3D satellite mode automatically, and then zooms and pans across various landmarks. So far only a small collection of cities are covered, namely Rome, Stockholm, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Glasgow, Cape Town, Perth, Bordeaux, and San Francisco. <br />
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More cities will presumably be added before iOS 8's release this fall, or at least over time. Apple has been gradually improving every aspect of Maps; in the long term, the company is expected to <a href="" rel='nofollow'>restore public transit directions, improve labeling, add more points of interest, and perhaps implement augmented reality options</a>.<br />
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