Apple’s Acquisition Of Wi-Fi Slam May Bring Indoor Mapping To iDevices

Mar 25th, 2013 | By phoneslimited | Category: Telecommunications

Back in September 2012, Apple launched the iPhone 5. As expected, the phone instantly became a hit, thanks to its impressive features and stylish design. With a 4 inch retina display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, iOS 6 and a stylish and durable new aluminium body, it is easy to see why the phone clocked up millions of sales in a matter of days.

Following the launch of the device though, several users reported a handful of problems with the phone. The most infamous his undoubtedly AppleMaps, which was rolled out as part of the iOS 6 update to replace the extremely popular Google Maps application. However, users soon began reporting problems with this app, such as unreliable turn by turn navigation, poor quality aerial imagery and inaccurate data being displayed.

Following complaints, Apple has of course been hard at work fixing the flaws with the app. These days, the user experience has been greatly improved, and most major flaws have been addressed. However, it appears that Apple will soon be bringing an interesting new feature to its mapping service. Visit our website for the latest news on the iPhone 5, and price comparison of popular iPhone 5 deals.

Apple has reportedly recently acquired a company called Wi-Fi Slam for $20,000,000. The company has reportedly developed a means of tracking a smartphone’s location, by pinpointing its position in relation to why Wi-Fi hotspots. This essentially means that users will be able to use Apple Maps while indoors. Of course this currently requires a connection to a 3G or 4G network, which means that the phone must be outside. This is likely to be particularly beneficial to users over in the US, on account of their larger public buildings such as shopping malls. However, the UK and other countries have seen an increase of a number of American style shopping centres, and other large venues such as entertainment arenas, which would certainly be suited to this service.

We will be following this concept with interest, so we will be sure to keep you updated as soon as any more news is released.

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