Google maps from Apple soon

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Apple is going to launch its own maps for its mobile users. Is it true ? What all features it will cover ? By when we can expect this to be launched?

Answered By 0 points N/A #140133

Google maps from Apple soon


Hello Gregory,

The latest news says that Apple is going to announce its new Mapping application this Monday (11/6/12), on their annual meeting. Apple is now proving the rivalry with the top mapping provider Google. The new mapping application will be a headache for Google, because the most Google map users are from iPhones and iPad's. And also Google has a huge investments on their mapping application.

Apple is looking for clearing the Google maps from their devices and implement their own one in it. The announcement will only receive at this Sunday, so no release dates are available now.

Hope you get your answer.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #140134

Google maps from Apple soon


Apple released its mapping service in iOS on September 19, 2012 called Apple Maps replacing Google Maps as their default mapping service for the Apple operating system. Apple Maps is a web mapping service similar to Google Maps developed by Apple Inc. It will now be the default mapping system for watchOS, OS X, and iOS.

This new mapping service offers directions and ETAs or estimated time of arrivals for pedestrian, automobile, and public transportation navigation. It will also feature the unique “Flyovers” mode. The mode allows a user to explore or discover densely populated urban centers in a 3D landscape consist of models of building and structures.

During its initial launch, the service received huge amounts of criticism from newspapers and users for wrong directions, doesn’t have support for public transportation users, and different errors and bugs. Many of these problems have been addressed in later software development. The initial release for Apple Maps was announced on June 11, 2012 during the WWDC or the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple Maps will be available in iOS 6 and later. Apple also said that iPhone users would be able to navigate Apple Maps even in the locked screen.

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