Apple adds City Tours feature to Maps in iOS 8

Apple has introduced City Tours in iOS 8 maps offering you a bird's eye tour of several famous cities.

Published Fri, Jun 20 2014 11:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Apple has been talking up the next version of iOS for its mobile devices and one of the new features that will and in that versions of iOS is City Tours. A City Tour is a guided camera Flyover view of a city and major attraction in the area.

Apple adds City Tours feature to Maps in iOS 8 |

Only a few cities are currently supported for City Tours, but that number will likely grow in the future. For now, the cities included in the City Tour feature include Rome, Stockholm, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Glasgow, Cape Town, Perth, Bordeaux and San Francisco. At least, those are the cities that have been unearthed in the beta of the new OS.

This feature is a bit gimmicky for some users and the city images appear to be rendered 3D models in the video. Still, it is a cool feature that some people will appreciate and it helps you get familiar with a city you may be visiting.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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