Dude, where's my car? Apple Maps on iOS 10 will have the answer

Dude, where's my car? Apple Maps on iOS 10 will have the answer
Ever since references to parking pins were found in iOS code, we have been expecting Apple to roll out the dude-where-is-my-car feature for its Maps software to no avail. Those parking pin mentions for the iPhone and iPad were found back in 2014, but Apple Maps is still not able to mark and then locate where you parked, unlike, say, Google Now, which has had a card that reminds you where you stopped last since forever.

Well, it seems that with iOS 10, Apple will introduce the find-my-car option directly into the Maps app, throwing a pin there automatically if your trip doesn't end up at your designated Home location. That's pretty useful if you have the habit of strolling the mall for hours, then suddenly are at a loss where you parked, or if you have to drive around a place downtown until you find an obscure spot that is hard to come back to afterwards - we've all been there. 

This, together with the new toll and highway avoidance options, add not only to the Maps utility, but to the smorgasbord of little improvements that make iOS 10 one of the best mobile software updates from Apple so far.


source: AppleInsider

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24 Comments

1. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Definitely a cool feature. I go to a college were the parking lot is huge and Google Now helps me find my car.

27. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Google had this feature too for a while now.

28. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Cause google first intoduced maps and it is evolving... any mobile for matter of fact are evolving since they first introduced..

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Already there for years on Nokia Phones! But ifans will say Apple was the first.......

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@SIGPRO Yeah, Yeah... I get it... You hate Apple, and everyone should too in your 'doctrine', eh?! Don't be such a Nazi, lad... Its a free world, and we live in a democracy, savvy? Dictators are long gone... Don't bring back their memories to me, lad... G'Day!

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Think again dictators are still in this world.........so this reflects on you....ifans are ignorant i guess! But hey who am i to judge i don't care! I only said this feature exist for years on Nokia phones, but ifans will say apple was the first........so read my post again!

20. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Your the perfect example of a Fanboy.. No iFan will say Apple did this first.. please feel free to post any link to any individual or article who have or will say Apple did this first. Often.. Ive seen people say Apple was the first to get it commercially successful... for example Apple was the first to make "smartphone with full touchscreen" commercially successful before apple, most phones still had keypads and touch screen market was small and was growing but was years away from dominating. Samsung is another great example with Phablets

12. peace247 unregistered

hey greenman sir, where do u live? I want to learn English from you.:-)

16. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I live in peace... And everyone should too...

19. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

English isn't everyone's first language, How ignorant and little must you be to attack someone on their spelling especially for the small things.

7. Unordinary unregistered

The only one shouting that is you, and the other iPhone haters who dedicate their useless time spent on this earth to hating a company that they don't even buy products from, let alone care about. Go make yourself useful and do something with your life lol.

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Lol i own apple products, but not using them anymore....why because they are crappy! Even my Mac Pro is eating dust in the basement!

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Send your Mac Pro to me ASAP cause I love "FREE STUFF"...!!! Speaking of 'free stuff'... Who won those three Huawei 5X at the PA giveaway??? Raise your hands, people...

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@Unordinary I quote: "Go make yourself useful and do something with your life"... Well, I'm a retired old bum on pension; what do you expect??? I was "useful" once upon a time... Now, I'm just an old bat living in a squeaky old house, drinking all alone... I know, I know... But I don't mind my life, lad!!! Its one of the perks of being an old fart, I guess! And last but definitely not the least; G'Day!

17. Unordinary unregistered

I like you

18. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

How many "iFans" have said Apple was first with this feature then? I haven't heard any yet... Usual troll talk it seems.

22. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Yes many features are taken from Windows mobile. But no one knows windows mobile so no one cares or will know. The idea is that everyone borrows ideas from each other. That's how it allows their user base to have cool features. Windows mobile will be copying Google Photos in no time.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Does any one gets the "Dude, where's my car?" reference??? Nope, people here were probably in their diapers during early 2000s...!!! I used the same reference here once a while ago, and quite surprisingly; no one get it...!!! Great film, has a strong cult following albeit panned by critics...!!! I'll never forget this line: "We are not guys; we are hot chicks"... LOLz! G'Day!

5. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I get it! LoL

6. Unordinary unregistered

Such a good movie hahah

23. AlikMalix unregistered

I was thinking that half of these guys have no clue - but the movie reference was such a good example for this. This was a stupid funny movie - but it was funny. "What does mine say?". "Dude". "What does mine say?" "Sweet."

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Now watch how concrete parkings will be "Not compatible with iPhone"

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31073; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool feature, not much use for it though. I valet most of the time.

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Awe is nice to see a feature from 2013 here maps finally be used by Apple, way to go.

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