While Apple gears up to replace Google maps with with its own mapping service on iOS platform, Google is stepping up its Google Earth app on the platform, updating it with new various features such as 3D maps and a tour guide. Google is rolling out the update for the iPad 2, new iPad and the iPhone 4S devices.
"With the release of Google Earth for iOS you can literally fly through breathtaking 3D city landscapes and images and follow virtual tours of places you've never been -- all with a simple swipe of your fingertip, "wrote Google's Peter Birch, Google Earth product manager in a blogspot. "Its a new, and I think magical way to explore the world in which we live."
Google's tour guide feature enables iOS users to discover and explore popular sites in more than 110 countries and regions.
Google had rolled out a similar update to its Google Earth app for Android last month. Meanwhile, check out the short video below just in case you haven't caught up with the 3D imagery yet.