The giant tech company, Apple took another challenge and this time the new service Apple is up to is more likely of that Google’s Street View. Cars geared with cameras to snap photos is what the company used to start the Street View challenge, with this the company expressed assurance that privacy is the top most priority, since Apple is set to drive around the world to capture images which according to the company the data that will be collected will be used to improve the Apple Maps.
Pertaining to privacy, Apple wrote on the webpage, “We are committed to protecting your privacy while collecting this data,” and continued, “For example, we will blur faces and license plates on collected images prior to publication.”
It is not clear whether Apple intend to build a Street View competitor yet from the description of the new service alone it seems that the company is going to that direction. In the meantime, the company is hitting the road as a kick start.
THE PRIVACY ISSUE
Sure thing, Apple learned from Google after the latter took pictures of street around the world, there were numerous individual who expressed their concern about privacy issues and rights, thus and so Google came up with a decisions to address this one particular concern by blurring all license plates and faces snapped during the Google tour and snapping images throughout the streets of the world.
THE APPLE MAPS
Apple Maps launching in 2012 is not a success with that Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized formally for the mishaps and suggested users to download third-party applications and that includes Google Maps while the company worked out quietly to make the Apple Maps better. Now, the company talked about Maps at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference hinting that the company is getting ready to offer the service again.
Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, during his discussion on updates to Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system update iOS 9, shows off a remarkable update to Apple Maps which is called Transit, which will provide users directions for walking and transit services, like buses, subways or trains. For instance, the user will tap a train station the Apple Maps response is to show all the lines that run through the station, entrance and exit information were also provided by the app allowing commuters to have instant access to direction without hassle since it is just a one tap away.