Patent filing reveals future direction for Apple Maps
Earlier this month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published an application from Apple detailing their ‘Interactive Map’ functionality.
he application, which can be perused here, goes deep into Apple’s path forward in developing their nascent, and troubled, proprietary mapping product.
The company is attempting to work towards a product that allows for display of the potentially infinite amount of information available from any given geographic area. As the filing states, “there is potentially an endless amount of information that can be included in a map of a geographic area…however, there is a practical limit on the amount of information that can be included in the limited space.”
Here’s how the company proposes addressing this small screen/endless information challenge.
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