When Google Earth 7.0 was released for Android last month, it brought with it the new 3D imagery and the promise of an iOS release “soon”. Google has now released it for iPhone and iPad, bringing most of the great Android features over as well.
The list of features is now virtually identical to what you have on Android, including 3D imagery and the slick new “tour guide” feature. It’s still missing the standard 3D buildings, and I expect that’s a feature that iOS will never see; given Google’s new push for 3D imagery, most efforts will likely be pointed that direction as well.
Now that the 3D imagery is on iOS, the next question is wondering when it’ll arrive on desktop versions of Google Earth. Google’s Peter Birch told TechCrunch that it should be available before the end of the year. We’ll certainly keep you posted as we hear anything related to that.
You can download Google Earth 7.0 from the iOS App Store here.