When Apple released iOS 15, Apple Maps’ Look Around feature started rendering it slower and with blurry images. Now, it looks like Apple has fixed this issue with the third beta of iOS 15.1.
As journalist Domenico Panacea first noted, Apple Maps’ Look Around featured worked best with iOS 14.7.1. He then emailed the Apple Maps team about the issue, which they said would be fixed in a future release of the software.
While iOS 15.0.1 fixed the “Unlock with Apple Watch” bug for iPhone 13 users, Apple took an extra week to fix the Look Around bug.
As Panacea notes in a tweet, this new iOS 15.1 beta finally fixes Look Around image quality issues with faster image rendering and less blur.
Unfortunately, it’s not clear when Apple will release this version of iOS to the public with the Look Around fix. Not only is this bug fixed, the company is also working on adding SharePlay, ProRes support, and more for iPhone users.
Still, 9to5Mac discovered that the third beta of iOS 15.1 allows macro photography to be disabled. Before that, when you are too close to a subject, the iPhone 13 Pro automatically switches to the ultra wide lens with macro mode enabled.
Recently, the Apple Maps team announced that the service will expand the 3D view to other cities in the coming months. According to a blog post, this new city map experience will be available “in Philadelphia, San Diego and Washington, DC. Support for other cities, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, will be available next year.”
Have you encountered this Apple Maps Look Around bug? Are you using the beta version of iOS 15.1? Did that solve the problem for you? Tell us in the comment section below.