Mark Gurman On Apple's Future Plans For Maps And The M7

13 September 2013

9to5Mac:

Sources say that Apple is testing a tool for its Maps app that, with the M7 chip, could analyze when your car is parked. When you park your car, the iPhone will register the car’s location. Now when you return to the parking lot, your iPhone will be able to help you assist with finding your car since it knows the vehicle’s location.

Besides the car-finding feature, Apple is also working on other mapping features. Apple is said to be planning notable updates to its Maps app in iOS 8, and the company is currently working on implementing both public transit directions and indoor mapping features (which Google already has on iOS).

Neat integrations. It’s a shame Apple couldn’t have some of these features ready for the 5s’ debut, to justify the M7 as a “feature” of its own.