About five minutes into the Android Maps vs. iOS Maps video review above, Walt Mossberg mentioned that Street View would come to iOS web maps “Thursday.”
In fact, Google plans to announce on Thursday that it is adding its popular Street View feature, missing from Apple’s maps, to the Web version of Google Maps accessed from the iPhone and iPad. I tested this addition, which displays 360-degree photographic street views of selected locations, and interior photographic views of certain businesses, using sample links Google sent me. These links worked well, allowing me to see the locations and pan around with a finger.
Mossberg was impressed with the web Street View, saying it “worked well, allowing me to see the locations and pan around with a finger.” This confirms David Pogue’s statement from last week that said the feature would appear “within 2 weeks.”