Google Earth for iOS updated with 3D imaging

Yesterday, Google announced the release of an updated version of the Google Earth app for iOS (App Store link), adding support for 3D imaging. The feature, which requires an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2 or later, will also be launching in Apple’s new Maps app that will be coming with iOS 6, due for release later this year. The fact that Google beat Apple to releasing the feature, however, is a major win.

  • Tour guide: Explore places you never thought to search for with new tours of your favorite cities, historic landmarks and natural wonders.
  • 3D imagery: Take flight above entire cities in 3D. Get started with Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Geneva or Rome and look for new additions in the coming weeks. Available for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.