Apple Alleged to Drop Google Maps in iOS 6

Apple Alleged to Drop Google Maps in iOS 6

Source: 9-to-5 Mac

9to5Mac reports that Apple will introduce an in-house maps application in iOS 6, hereby dropping the Google Maps program running on iOS since 2007, according to trusted sources. The application design will be similar to the current Google Maps app but is said to offer a more reliable, cleaner and faster experience.

9to5Mac - While Apple has always had full control of the actual iOS Maps application design, the backend has belonged to Google. That will change with iOS 6 thanks to their purchases of Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9; acquisitions that Apple has used to create a complete mapping database. Now that the application is fully in-house, it is being referred to simply as “Maps” (some people call the current version Google Maps because of the backend). We reported prior to the launch of iOS 5 that Apple and Google had extended their Maps deal, and now it is obvious when that deal ends.

More importantly, the new Maps application will allegedly come with a new 3D mode, one that users can access via a 3D button visibly stored in the app.

Source: 9to5Mac via BGR

All News Categories

News for Past 12 Months

Subscribe to HWZ Here!

Subscribe now to receive latest tech news, articles and promotions straight to your inbox!
By signing up, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the and .

Obsessed with technology?
Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners!
By subscribing, you indicate that you have read & understood the SPH's Privacy Policy and PDPA Statement.