IPhone users may soon have even more reason to think that their devices are more interesting than the world around them. Apple is working on investing its smartphone with powers of navigational augmented reality, which seems to mean that the phones will now have a uber-distracting GPS system. What this product may look like and when Apple may release it is more or less speculation at this point. A patent application for these capabilities appeared on Patently Apple last week.
It seems that theoretically the program would use the iPhone’s camera to derive information from the landscape, and then provide directions and information about what’s nearby. The iPhone already has turn-by-turn direction capabilities.
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