In Pictures: What the rumour mill expects from iOS 8

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Improved Maps Apple jettisoned Google as its source for mapping data in 2012, opting to create its own platform as a basis for location services. The new Maps app had a rocky launch. In iOS 8, Apple is expected to keep improving Maps’ accuracy; and supposedly reintroduce transit directions (to find subway stops, buses, etc), add support for indoor location services and directions via the Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology, and show off “augmented reality,” which adds information to a map or camera view of your surroundings.

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