Apple didn’t tell anyone during WWDC, but it wants iOS 8 to be the ultimate city tour guide.
Cupertino is adding a new Flyover City Tours feature to its Maps app. And even though the code has been hidden, developer Pierre Blazquez managed to unearth it from the latest iOS 8 beta release to give us a preview of the new feature that’s still in development.
Flyover tours are currently only available for Rome, Stockholm, Barcelona, New York, Paris and a few other cities, but in a video posted by Mac4Ever, we’ve been given our first glimpse of the tours in action.
Without even touching the screen, Apple Maps lets you zoom in and out of popular landmarks, giving you a virtual tour of some of the world’s finest architecture and tourist attractions, like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pantheon and Eiffel Tower — all from the comfort of your couch.
Check out Flyover City Tours in action below: