Apple is reportedly planning to dump its relationship with Google Maps for the launch of iOS 6.
If so, what will be in Google’s place?
According to John Paczkowski of All Things D, Apple could unveil at the company’s WWDC next month an amazing 3D Maps service and platform that will wow smartphone users like nothing has before.
“Sources describe the new Maps app as a forthcoming tent-pole feature of iOS that will, in the words of one, ‘blow your head off,'” Paczkowski says. “I’m not quite sure what that means, and the source in question declined to elaborate, but it’s likely a reference to the photorealistic 3-D mapping tech Apple acquired when it purchased C3 Technologies.”
Apple has been rumored to want to distance itself from Google as much as possible in future iOS upgrades.
For the iPhone-maker, however, this revelation comes as little surprise. After all, way back in 2009, Apple purchased Placebase – a competitor to Google Maps that was thought to play a role in Apple’s eventual replacement of Google Maps.