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High-tech solution to never wait in line again

High-tech solution to never wait in line again
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How much of your time do you waste standing in lines? Whether you're picking up a coffee or stopping by the bank, odds are you're going to have to spend at least a few minutes waiting. In the future, Apple might just be able to make your day more efficient by telling you how long the lines are in places like the DMV, airports and retail stores.

The company filed a patent recently that shows that it's interested in using location and movement information from iPhones to track people's movements inside of a building. Apple could then use that information to determine how long you're standing in line in a specific store and deliver that information to other users who are thinking about stopping by.

Apple's smart system would even be able to adjust reminders and calendar events to improve the efficiency of a user's day. The indoor mapping system could also suggest the best times to visit a business, or suggest which of several businesses to visit.

When should you arrive at the airport prior to a flight? Common knowledge says that you should get there 2 hours early, but Apple might be able to give an even more accurate estimate with this new technology.

Next page: Find out how the technology works.
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