Apple Considering Augmented Reality for Maps Application

In a recent filing with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, it has become evident that Apple has been exploring the concept of augmented reality for the Maps application. For devices with a camera, this technology would mean that the device’s live video would be recorded and then overlaid with relevant information such as landmarks and other points of interest, distance, and directions.

There are several different applications available on the App Store that are already capable of performing augmented reality to at least some level, but this latest patent filing could mean that Apple is looking to implement the technology right into their official Maps application.


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