As reported by 9to5mac earlier in September, Apple was in the process of developing a feature designed to give assistance to its users in locating their parked cars. The report was believed to make use the in-house Maps app on the device. Even during the time it was reported, the feature already garnered a number of both positive and negative feedback. Especially for those who habitually seems to forget where they parked their car, this feature would be a lifesaver.
While Apple failed to officially debut this feature at last week’s WWDC, the set of new icons found in the Maps app seem to suggest otherwise. This gives hope to the idea that the feature, is indeed, in the works and may soon be a reality.
“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.”
As seen on the screenshot, the latest mapping software of Apple has six images specifically for this parked car locator feature, accentuated with a car-shaped glyph on a purple pin. This proves that the feature may just be one of the features that can be expected in the upcoming iOS 8. But it may not be available until Apple releases an iOS 8.1 update.
The fact alone that Apple is considering this feature is already reason to celebrate! What do you think?