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Forgot where you parked? Here’s a reason to remember Apple Maps exists

Apple’s much-maligned Maps app has been the brunt of a host of tech-themed gags down the years, but a new feature within iOS 10 may convince some iPhone owners to give it another shot.

Within iOS 10 the new version of Apple Maps will have a feature that will log where you parked the car.

This, of course could mean no more traipsing around the parking lot arguing with your significant other while listening for faint beeps as you furiously tap the lock button on your keychain.

See also: iOS 10: All you need to know

The feature, spotted by AppleInsider reader Ophir will drop a pin on the map when the car is parked and notify users.

From there, users will be able to receive pinpoint directions to their parked car thanks to a widget that will be available from the lock screen.

How you can install iOS 10 today

Beyond this feature Apple is attempting to give Maps a new lease of life in iOS 10.

The company is opening it up to third-party developers, allowing users to find restaurants, make reservations or even book cars through Uber.

The firm is also offering a host of Google Maps and Waze-esque features like traffic conditions, en-route destinations, current speeds and upcoming hazards.

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