Apple’s 3D Maps app in more detail

Apple’s 3D Maps app in more detailWe’re (presumably) on the verge of learning more about iOS 6 at the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and one of the features we’ve been hearing about ahead of time is the spanking new Apple Maps app.

It’s goodbye to the trusty Google back end, and hello to 3D goodness.

As we heard before, Apple Maps will offer a full 3D display mode “based on de-classified missile target algorithms”. Said craziness comes courtesy of C3 Technologies, which Apple recently acquired.

That was the breaking news around three weeks ago, and now BGR has some juicy Apple Maps hands-on info.

Er, I say “juicy”, but all we’re really told is that there’s a silver navigation bar and a floating “locate me” button, while Apple Maps' 3D mode is accessed by peeling back the bottom right corner.

BGR also has five exclusive shots of the Apple Maps app in action, but it speaks volumes that they’re hidden away in a separate gallery, with the lead image instead being a mock-up based on the above info.

WWDC 2012 gets underway on June 11, one week on Monday.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 30, 2012 at 13:07

I better take that Red Cross flag off of my roof then, eh :p

jaybear88  May. 30, 2012 at 19:11

Surely this will need a truly unlimited data plan though :S I seem to remember having a function on google maps a few years ago that showed you a picture of your next turnoff from google streetview during the navigation and that was pretty data hungry in itself. Cool idea though!


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