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Come iOS 6, Apple Will Reportedly Kiss Google Maps Goodbye

3 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Google's map data has been baked into iOS since the days of the first, thick, aluminum-backed iPhone, but that may no longer be the case once iOS 6 hits the streets. Unnamed sources told 9to5Mac that the Cupertino company would instead take that opportunity to reveal their own Maps application, and those early reports paint a pretty impressive picture. Astute readers may recall that Apple has been on something of a mapping company shopping spree these past few years -- what began with the purchase of Placebase in 2009, continued with Poly9 in 2010, and culminated with Apple snapping up C3 Technologies late last year.
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Apple ‘Aggressively’ Going After Google Maps Engineers To Fix Its New Maps Service [Report]

Technology Industry News / Apple : Cult Of Mac (2 years ago)

Apple is said to be “aggressively” recruiting Google Maps employees in an effort to fix its highly criticized Maps service, according to an unnamed source “with connections on both teams.” The Cupertino company is reportedly using r... Read Post

Here Comes Apple Earth. Map Startup Poly9 Reportedly Snatched Up By Cupertino

Technology : TechCrunch (5 years ago)

The days of Google Maps as the default mapping app on the iPhone may be coming to an end. Apple is beefing up its Geo team, reportedly acquiring Canadian 3D mapping startup Poly9 Group. The company was funded in 2005 and was complet... Read Post

Rumor: Apple Adding Photorealistic 3D Maps to iOS 6, Dumping Google Tech

Technology : Techland: News (3 years ago)

Goodbye Google Maps for iOS, hello Apple in-house developed mapping tool with a stunning, unlike-anyone-else 3D angle? That's what 9to5Mac says it's heard from "trusted sources," and that the overhauled Maps app is in the offing for... Read Post

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