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New patent indicates Apple is working on location based tracking service

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New patent indicates Apple is working on location based tracking service
Almost every version of the Google Maps application on different platforms allows you to check up on the location of friends with Latitude, but the iPhone has been left out of the party when it comes to offering it. Possibly the next incarnation of the iPhone may integrate a new front facing camera and a service that allows for location based information to be sent via text messaging through a new patent filed by Apple.

It was rumored that Google Latitude was not approved because Apple did not want iPhone owners to confuse it with Maps. Based on the information regarding the location based service patent, it may not only allow users to share location information with friends, but it may also be used in conjunction with a social app for the iPhone. As far as the front facing camera is concerned, it has made an appearance before and this time we see it again – still it’s unclear on how this may relate to the patent regarding location based information.

via 9to5mac

New patent indicates Apple is working on location based tracking service
New patent indicates Apple is working on location based tracking service



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


I've been using skype on my computer latley tons of fun being able to see the person you are talking to. I just hope someone else gets this done. I don't wanna listen to all the Iphone fanboys, "we were the first with video calling!!!!!"

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 02:12

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Iphone already has video calling, just not two way because it doesn't have a front facing camera

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 11:31

5. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


True story, it's a Fring app. So yea, "we were the first with video calling!!!!!"

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 12:48

6. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


at&t has had a "Video Share" feature available on most of its 3G phones for years. . .wtf. . .the iphone isnt the only phone at&t has jerkoffs!

posted on 02 Jan 2010, 23:06

2. tuminatr (Posts: 637; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


looks like google maps and google latitude, apple is so playing catch up

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 11:24

4. lived1102 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)


its really cute how us here in CONUS fail to realize that we are the country probably most behind on the "cell phone race" so it amazes us when we here stuff like this ... but this feature, along with "video calling" has been available in Europe for years now lol this whole "maps" thing, nokia had it first- not as attractive and not as advertised, but sorry, it was there. For elks sake, in Okinawa they have cell phones that can act as your credit card at a store haha. no, i dont hate the iphone- i have one ... i just dont suck its dick every night.

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 21:02

7. cooter1979 (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


HOVA sucks his Iphone's dick. Just ask him, he'll tell you.

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 22:26

8. tuminatr (Posts: 637; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I think its one simple thing that causes us to be behind in the USA. People wont pay for technology.with a close second of people thinking some companies are evil and some are good (truth is all companies are good and bad)

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