iOS 6 to debut Google-less 3D Maps?

iOS 6 to debut Google-less 3D Maps?It’s generally accepted that the iPhone 5 will probably land in October (or possibly September), with little to no chance of new hardware popping up at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

As such, the technology world will be hoping Team Cupertino placates us with something suitably sweet in iOS 6, and said something might very well be Apple’s very own Maps app.

That’s the story according to 9to5mac. They’re hearing that Apple is set to ditch the Google back-end and switch to technology it acquired when it snapped up Placebase, C3 Technologies and Poly9.

That mightn’t be massively exciting in itself, but the real talking point – if the rumours are true – will be Apple Maps’ 3D mode. Get this: it’s supposedly “based on de-classified missile target algorithms”. Equal parts terrifying and brilliant.

Of course, the current Google Maps app has a 3D mode, but it's really only effective in the non-satellite view.

C3 Technologies, on the other hand, claims to be “the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, offering photo-realistic models of the world for search, navigation and geographic information systems.” Sounds good to us.

WWDC 2012 takes place from June 11 through June 15.

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Pondlife  May. 12, 2012 at 15:19

Yeah maybe, not that fussed. Wonder if Google would put a version in app store though.
Their 7" ipad rumours interested me more, under $250, same resolution display (that would be a feat) but hobbled with just 8gb storage.

bigmo7  May. 13, 2012 at 14:41

Yeah maybe, not that fussed. Wonder if Google would put a version in app store though.
Their 7" ipad rumours interested me more, under $250, same resolution display (that would be a feat) but hobbled with just 8gb storage.


You're not that fussed that Google Maps, arguably one of the best Google products, won't be available on ios6?

Haha

Pondlife  May. 13, 2012 at 15:24

Nope not fussed at all. Besides it doesn't say it won't be available on just that it might not be included with ios6.
Judging by the lack of interest in here doesn't look like anyone else is that bothered either.

bigmo7  May. 14, 2012 at 22:01

Nope not fussed at all. Besides it doesn't say it won't be available on just that it might not be included with ios6.
Judging by the lack of interest in here doesn't look like anyone else is that bothered either.


You only have to look as far as a half decent tech blog to see the interest...

Pondlife  May. 14, 2012 at 22:07

Meh.

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