We heard a rumor a while back that Apple was working on its own mapping service in a hope to rival Google’s, Google Maps, which many people were expecting Apple to release with iOS 5.
Now it looks like Apple will continue to use Google Maps for iOS, as according to a recent report, Apple has yet to finish its own mapping software, although it seems we may see some enhancements to the maps in iOS 5.
Now, sources have told 9to5Google that although Apple is working to improve the iOS Maps application, iOS 5 will not bring an Apple developed maps service and Google Maps is still in. Besides Apple’s purchase of both Placebase and Poly9, some speculated that Apple is building their own maps service to either compete with Google or step away from their input into iOS.
We are looking forward to see what new features come in iOS 5, and we are expecting some majopr changes over the current version, although now it looks like mapping won’t be one of them.
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