Future build of iOS 8 will allow Apple Maps to help you find your parked car

Future build of iOS 8 will allow Apple Maps to help you find your parked car
It looks like Apple Maps will help you find your parked car in some future build of iOS 8. Last month, we told you that Google Now has a card that will remind you where you parked, and will help you navigate to that location. Hidden images in the iOS 8 beta reveal that Apple is working on a similar feature for its beleaguered mapping application. The feature will require the use of the M7 motion coprocessor currently found only ,on the Apple iPhone 5s.

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.

source: 9to5Mac (1), (2)


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