Augmented Reality is one of the technologies in which Apple seems more interested. Since the launch of ARKit, we have seen incredible applications and games coming to our iPhone and iPad.
There is no doubt that it is something important for Apple and with this new patent, this idea gets even stronger. The last thing that Apple has patented mixes Augmented reality with maps and it would be a revolution.
Apple wants you to see 3D maps on a table
One of the wonders of Augmented Reality is to be able to see anything in three dimensions in the real world. Precisely this is the latest Apple patent that is also related to maps.
One of the most impressive features of Apple’s maps is FlyOver, a three-dimensional representation of the most important cities in the world. The patent defines how to mix this feature with Augmented Reality.
In this way, we could have a map of a city literally on top of our living room table. It would undoubtedly be a very interesting way to improve Apple’s maps. We could move around the table and go see different areas of the cities.
The patent was registered in 2016, although until now we have not known of its existence. I would not miss anything that this novelty will come in the next big iOS update, that is, iOS 13. No doubt it would give a boost to Apple’s maps and augmented reality.
There are many patents that stay by the way and never come to appear, but if I had to bet on one that is going to meet would be this. I see it as something very interesting and whose implementation would not be difficult for Apple.