Future build of iOS 8 will allow Apple Maps to help you find your parked car
Apple didn't reveal the feature during WWDC last week, which means that while it was worked on, and is probably still being perfected by in-house developers, we probably won't see this feature until iOS 8.1 at the earliest.
There is some speculation that a plethora of new features for Apple Maps was skipped over because of personnel issues. Some have blamed now departed Maps Quality lead Cathy Edwards, who apparently clashed with several developers. Besides the parked car capability, Apple was apparently hoping to show off new features for Apple Maps related to public transit, and improved data.
Images found in the iOS 8 version of Apple Maps reveals that in the future, the app will help you find your parked car
source: 9to5Mac (1), (2)
1. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
So like google now is doing for around an year already?
4. boosook (Posts: 1028; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Exactly… just like other iOS8 features, like widgets, animated wallpapers, notification center with interactive notifications… but since it's Apple, it's all new, revolutionary ans awesome… I have just read an article on Wired about how interactive notifications will be revolutionary and game changing for the user interface, as they will allow the user to do some operations without having to open the app… something we've been doing on Android since JB…
19. Scott93274 (Posts: 1171; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I thought that Google Now just started doing that a month ago? Or did Phone Arena just fail to report on the feature for a full year?
2. nlbates66 (Posts: 301; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
Your car is totally on the other side of that bridge barrier, Trust me, i'm Apple maps. :)
3. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, it'll be nice for Apple users when that finally gets implemented.
In the meantime, I am so glad I am not in phone sales anymore. Combine all the features Apple's throwing into iOS to stay concurrent with its competitors and the possibility of a bigger iPhone, I probably wouldn't get through the ensuing wave of bleating iPhone buyers without legitimately stabbing someone.
6. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)
IOS is going to confuse so many people who are not tech savvy, the people at the phone stores get to enjoy trying to explain stuff like widgets to your Grandparents...
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
God, yeah. I mean, I had to do that with Android already, but with iOS, which has been sold to people as the "easy" OS, that's gonna be a big ol' sack of gee whiz fun.
5. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)
IOS 8 is is more like android with an IOS skin over it...
18. darkkjedii (Posts: 11793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ok, and what's so bad about that? Android is a great platform.
21. Slade.Wilson (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)
@darkkjedii you are a disgrace to us. You know damnn well that these guys exaggerate. You know that even iOS 7 had so many original features and the rest were only inspired by other platforms. iOS 8 has so many features that are not discussed here and obviously none of these guys watched the keynote to understand how apple has done everything in their own way. The have only taken inspiration from other platforms. I expected you to understand atleast. P.s. A year back there was someone with a username "The.Dark.Knight." That was me. In case you remember.....
26. Slade.Wilson (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)
Care to read the whole comment? Or do you just read the first few words of everything? Well that means you are well suited to your job....... (I know what that is)
28. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
You get a +1 from me
I respect your stance on cross patform use.
Ifans can't have that, an droids can't understand it, its almost dangerous to admit to liking any thing.
32. darkkjedii (Posts: 11793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Thanx Shock, I simply think android is outstanding. I don't see an issue with liking them both, I think Apple is smart to open up iOS, the way they are in iOS 8. It's android inspired, just as elements of android have been iOS inspired, I'm for them both, and will continue to use them both. We may argue on these tech sites, but in the real world, when I'm out and about paying bills, hanging with my family, or at the gym, I don't think about PA, specs, and all that crap. I simply use the phone I feel like carrying bro, lol sometimes it comes down to which has the most juice that day.
10. fireblade (Posts: 708; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
in Apple Maps, my parked car is in the water
14. Slade.Wilson (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)
Your profile pic is kinda annoying. What is that? I wanna hit it really f----in hard. Whatever that is.
15. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It's the Annoying Orange. Truth in advertising.
31. sip1995 (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
29. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Your post, made me honestly laugh out loud like I was evil.
I feel entirely better.
30. sip1995 (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
It is from the Annoying Orangehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?
11. fireblade (Posts: 708; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
13. SIGPRO (Posts: 462; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Apple is just a copy-cat, they don't innovate anymore they only copy from others.
The find my car option is being used in Here Maps by Nokia for a long time now!
But off course Apple will say, we are the first ones who have this feature!
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 11793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No they won't, but what they will do, is implement in a slicker, sleeker way.
23. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Just like the slicker and sleeker apple maps application huh???
24. darkkjedii (Posts: 11793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly, maps had growing pains just like google maps did. The implementation however is awesome, and now that it's had time to mature, it works great. Works great enough, to where I deleted google maps off my 5s, simply didn't need it. Huh??? +1 on the trolling effort too ;)
33. shuaibhere (Posts: 1517; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Well...it was just for fun...
The perfection implementation is gone with steve jobs.....
Tim cook seems to work on different strategy...to compete with others wherever they can....that's why Apple maps was made in such a hurry...
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 11793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Google has this now, but who cares. Apple should absolutely include this, all mapping apps should both stay competitive, and be as helpful as possible. Kudos to google if they invented this, and to apple if they add it.
25. wilsong17 (Posts: 958; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I been using this on my note 3 works like a charm
34. rallyguy (Posts: 553; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I know Apple is pushing this as a new feature. It is for Apple users. Should they never get this feature? Now Apple, shouldn't push this as "innovation" because it's not. It's "catch up".
In the end, a feature like this is something every OS should have. I would hope after the last Apple Maps fiasco this has been tested to work well. No point in having this if you park your car at the mall, and it tells you to catch a flight to the other side of the country to get your car.