In the blink of an eye today, Google had its thunder stolen.
The Android maker’s recently unveiled 3D mapping solution now has a hefty competitor.
As it turns out, Apple has been preparing a completely new and revamped mapping solution of its own for iOS 6. And today, the world got its first look at the impressive new offering.
Scott Forstall, Apple’s vice president of iPhone Software, demonstrated iOS 6 this morning, which delivers a new Maps application featuring turn-by-turn navigation and – perhaps best of all – real-time, crowd-sourced traffic data.
According to today’s announcement, the new iOS 6 Maps service will pull information from Yelp as the platform will now give users reports of traffic incidents, delays, and general road conditions.
Apple is also giving the Maps app integration with Siri. The virtual personal assistant will provide destination information, including ETA and more.
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