Apple explores custom-built interactive maps in new patent

It’s come a long way from its disastrous early days, but Apple Maps may finally be taking the lead over its competitors, if you’re inclined to believe Apple’s latest patent. The patent,  recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, was filed May 31 this year, and applies to an “Interactive Map” application, which would display multiple layers of information regarding local landmarks.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s patent for an improved maps application was recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. This “Interactive Map” application is an electronic map which displays several layers of various information with highlighted landmarks and more.

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