It looks like Apple is gearing up to launch iOS 6 at WWDC later this month. We’ve already ran through what we’d like to see, but there’s one big change on everyone’s radar: Apple looks set to ditch Google Maps for a service of its very own. Question is, is that a good move?
The above shot is a newly leaked image of what’s reported to be Apple’s new mapping service, which it’ll stuff into iOS 6 as a means of weening itself off of its reliance on Google.
The service is the culmination of Apple’s acquisition of a few select mapping companies and technologies, and rumour has it that the new app will provide fully 3D maps akin to Google Earth. Sounds good, but it’ll no doubt be a bit of a shock to many users who’re used to the big G’s service.
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