The Apple Glass patent suggests that you will be able to view a location with it as if you were present there. Very soon we will see Tim Cook walking on the stage in Cupertino wearing a pair of Apple glasses. With this the wearers will be able to navigate with very subtle audio cues. There is also another navigation patent of Apple that is equally strange and certainly proves to be extremely immersive. An insider of the company says that this patent will show how the Apple Maps look around or how the street view will be replicated on these glasses. Instead of viewing that part of the world that you are interested in viewing on a phone screen, you can see a projected view of it as if you were physically present there. The patent also explains the fact that, if they wish, the user will be able to stroll down the virtual street in real time if they are interested to do so. As the head of the wearer moves, the view will keep changing and this is similar to any other VR application. It is just not the visual that will change, even the “acoustic field” will also adjust for more immersion.
This patent provides you with a much more versatile approach and it is different from the Google street view where you will just be able to follow the route. If you find something at a distance, you will be able to jump over it immediately. If you want to soften the blow of jumping around the map like this, then as per the patent, this will happen in two stages- a magnified view of the section of the map that you are interested in and an option where you can move closer if you want to. It is something that you need to experience in order to reap its benefits.