Apple has confirmed that it is working on a rival to Google’s Street View

Apple is taking a leaf out of Google’s book by putting a fleet of vehicles on the streets of the UK and Ireland to photograph streets for its Maps application.

The news follows speculation in February that Apple was working on a rival to Google’s Street View service, after a car leased to Apple and covered in cameras and scanning equipment was spotted on the streets of San Francisco.

Apple is launching a page on its website listing driving locations for the cars in the UK and Ireland, initially covering the period of 9-30 June.

Stuart Dredge | the Guardian

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