Apple to Boot Google Maps in iOS 6 for New Maps App
May 11, 2012 3:34 PM
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Apple's new Maps app
(Source: 9 to 5 Mac)
Apple is expected to show off the new Maps app at the company's World Wide Developers Conference in June
Apple is reportedly ditching Google for its Maps application once iOS 6 comes around.
Since 2007, Apple's Maps app has used a Google backend. This means that Apple has had full control of the application design, but Google owned the backend. The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have all been
running Google Maps
since each device's launch.
But this is all about to change, according to
9 to 5 Mac
. Apple is now looking to launch an all new Maps application with an Apple backend that is reportedly faster and more reliable than Google Maps.
The decision to go solo was based on Apple's acquisition of Placebase, an online mapping service with special customizations and features; C3 Technologies, which provides detailed 3D city models for the web mapping industry, and Poly9, a Canadian company that creates interactive 3D software designed for use in a browser.
With these new mapping services in Apple's back pocket, the tech giant is ready to launch a whole new application once iOS 6 debuts. The app will have a new logo, but more importantly, it will offer 3D mode for a stunning view of any location the user chooses. The 3D mode feature was built by C3 Technologies.
Users can choose
much like they currently select pin, traffic and map buttons: just by pushing a new "3D" button. Once doing so, the user will receive realistic images right on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Many expect Apple to show off the new Maps app at the company's World Wide Developers Conference in June.
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RE: Love it.
5/11/2012 4:16:19 PM
The difference will be the native Apple made app will always be leaps and bounds better. Not because Apple makes better software, but because they will allow it to be better on their platform. It will integrate with siri, and with other apps and contacts and all that, and google maps will be left in an apple sandbox to play by itself.
RE: Love it.
5/11/2012 4:33:57 PM
I honestly don't think Google wanted to upgrade their maps on Apple. And it makes sense. It was a major competitive edge against iOS. My cheap ass T-Mobile Comet has Google Navigation and works very well with voice turn by turn navigation. I can even switch to satellite mode (which kills bandwidth but is possible).
RE: Love it.
5/11/2012 5:20:01 PM
Will it? The current iOS maps app is made by Apple. Only the data is from Google and most people will agree that the maps app is currently terrible.
Seems to me Apple deliberately didn't bother improving it until they can make a splash with their own map data.
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