Apple May Be Adding A Street View Style Feature To Apple Maps

Apr 4th, 2013 | By phoneslimited | Category: Telecommunications

Back in September, Apple launched the iPhone 5, which quickly became another record breaking success for the California based manufacturer and remains one of the most sought after smartphones the market.

Despite the fact that several problems reported with the iPhone 5 following its launch, sales of the handset have remained consistently strong. The most widely reported issue with the device has perhaps been Apple Maps. This application was rolled out as part of the iOS 6 update, replacing the long serving and popular Google Maps application.

Users began reporting issues with Apple Maps such as poor quality aerial imagery, unreliable turn by turn navigation and inaccurate data being displayed on the maps. However, Apple has committed a lot of time and resources to improving the application, and is steadily improving in terms of its accuracy and user experience.

Apple Insider has recently reported that Apple may be preparing to launch a new feature to the application in the form of a street view style feature.

Apple Insider explains that Apple applied for a patent in 2011, which would allow users to navigate locations using a street view style feature by moving their phone, by utilising the handset’s gyroscope and accelerometer sensors. Visit our website for the latest iPhone 5 news and iPhone 5 deals.

Street View is perhaps one of the best known features of Google Maps, and is famous for the large scale operation to take photos of every accessible street in a number of countries in its specially equipped cars.

It is still unconfirmed whether or not Apple will be utilising this technology, but it certainly shows that the company is committed to exploring its options to improve the features and user experience of the application.

Have you had any problems with Apple Maps, or do you prefer the use of the Google Maps application? Leave a comment to let us know.

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