Published On: Wed, Aug 16th, 2017

Apple could beam we around your city regulating protracted reality


ARKit is one of a biggest changes in iOS 11. Under a hood, Apple is about to renovate a iPhone into a really able protracted existence device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking during resources in a Maps app package to find out if a association is going to precedence protracted existence for turn-by-turn directions.

On Jul 22nd, he dug around a beta chronicle of iOS 11 and found this puzzling 3D arrow for a Maps app:

You competence consider that Apple is going to use this arrow for normal turn-by-turn directions on tip of a map like in normal navigation apps. But some formula tells we to lean your phone in front of your face when you’re regulating walking directions.

In further to that, it looks like a Maps app is going to use your phone cameras. That’s a lot of fume for a underline that could boat with a iPhone 8. And when there’s smoke, Apple hides it:

You competence remember Google’s Project Tango. Among other things, Google betrothed to use protracted existence to yield turn-by-turn directions inside museums, malls and more.

Apple already announced that it skeleton to supplement minute maps of airports and malls in iOS 11. iOS 11 and a subsequent iPhone are shipping in September. So we wouldn’t be astounded if Apple talked about some underline that lets we travel around an airfield to find a nearest coffee emporium regulating protracted reality. It would demeanour like this app grown by Andrew Hart‏, a developer who has been personification around with new frameworks:

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