What iOS 6 might mean for Maps

By Dan Moren, Macworld |  Software, Apple, Google

Augmented reality: It's a feature that's cropped up in plenty of apps, but it's always seemed a bit like a solution in search of a problem. Could an Apple-implemented augmented-reality option find a home in mapping? Rumors suggest that Apple is using a 3D-mapping technology that it picked up when it acquired C3 Technologies, but it's unclear exactly what the implementation might be. Perhaps it could be used to beef up turn-by-turn directions by showing real-world landmarks, or even provide points of interest like nearby restaurants, lodgings, or gas prices.

[Senior editor Dan Moren is always on the lookout for a faster route and a better shortcut.]

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