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Is Apple’s Motive Automotive with iOS 7?

Lately I’ve got a lot to read about the various speculations related to iOS 7. Among all, one guess is about Apple shifting gear from Mobile to Motor meaning with iOS 7, Apple plans to move into the in-car integration space later this year. Now I believe there’s a high chance that Apple’s Siri can be your new Chauffeur.

This is because right now Siri is available in Beta only and the company’s intention to take it to the next level is quite apparent with Apple already working with car manufacturers to integrate Siri into select voice control systems.

There’s also a speculation that an iPhone could be plugged into a car and an optimized, redesigned version of Apple Maps will appear on the car’s built-in display instead of a proprietary GPS system found in many cars. Even this could be true because Apple itself hints on its website that Siri can be used to control the Maps functions and other iOS features.

I’m also very inquisitive about the WWDC which is to be held very soon because you never know if Apple’s planning to launch this new in-car integration at this, or other upcoming events.

But that’s not all, there is a lot that is being speculated. Find More…

Is Apple aiming to outdo Google’s Street View?

I was thinking why did Apple go through its Maps Application which was released in iOS 6. It seems that Apple is following Google’s footsteps as a new patent was filed by Apple showing something that looks a lot like Google Street View.

I am surprised to know that Apple is eyeing its own “Street View” type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google’s version. Published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s “3D Position Tracking for Panoramic Imagery Navigation” patent filing describes a navigation technology that looks and works like Street View. The system would display a panoramic image of a certain location on your mobile device, allowing you to virtually move around the area.

Wondering if Apple maps surpass Google maps very soon? I’m sorry….I’m just in a fantasy world thinking if Apple maps will ever surpass Google maps. Unless they snatched a bunch of employees from Google, I doubt they have a lot of skill in this particular arena. Google has thousands of people that do nothing but work on improving Maps. It’s not the kind of thing you can outsource to China. Unless Apple is willing to do that kind of work, their offering will never be even half as good as Google’s. I believe nobody can beat Google maps.

I just can’t wait to see those cute little iCars driving around taking iPictures and capturing iWifi signals.