ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device.
Felix Lapalme has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions.
On July 22nd, he dug around a beta version of iOS 11 and found this mysterious 3D arrow for the Maps app:
You might think that Apple is going to use this arrow for traditional turn-by-turn directions on top of a map like in traditional navigation apps. But
some code tells you to tilt your phone in front of your face when you’re using walking directions.
In addition to that, it looks like the Maps app is going to use your phone cameras. That’s a lot of smoke for a feature that could...Read details...
Imagine if your phone camera could guide you around airports and malls
If you need your phone with a step by step guide on how to get somewhere, you've already failed at life. Come on, we don't need smart phones to be smart so we can be dumb...
This would be great for stores like Target or Costco...look something up online and the AR leads you right to the shelf with the product.
Imagine if you would, a polite human to personally interact with, some living being that might be there simply to help you find your way or offer advice, an employee maybe? wouldnt that be amazing?
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