You read it first on our iOS 6 blog; Apple is all set to replace Google Maps service with its own proprietary mapping software according to iOS 6 concept news featured on the Wall Street Journal. As it was reported Apple is all set to oust Google maps as the default mapping software on its iOS devices. Up until now Apple was dependent on Google for its Google mapping solution which is about to change soon.
A new mapping app will run on the iPad and iPhone which will be part of the new mobile operating system platform presumably named iOS 6. Armed with its very own mapping solution Apple will aim to encourage developers to embed its map within social media and search apps.
Apple bought a number of mapping companies including C3 technologies which specializes in 3D mapping. This was a step towards reducing its reliance on Google which was made obvious by its acquisitions and filling up job postings. You already read on out iOS 6 blog earlier how Apple had moved its mapping services in house and was using GPS data generated by its users to create a crowd sourced traffic database.
Earlier this year Apple launched the iPhoto for iOS application devoid of Google maps. Instead it used OpenStreetMap and other services for creating map tiles.
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