First Google, now Apple?

According to reports, Apple has secured private aerial vehicles to take military-accurate 3D maps — that may be powerful enough to take footage through skylights and windows.

The technology is rumored to be able to scan objects down to four inches wide, and the military-grade equipment may be able to capture not just aerial views of cities, but probe further into the domestic arrangements of the general public.

The technology giant expected to soon announce new mapping technology to rival Google Maps, following Apple’s acquisition of Swedish C3 Technologies — an advanced 3D mapping business — last year. Continue reading “First Google, now Apple?”