Earlier today we heard that Google are working on a new Google Maps apps for Apple’s iOS devices, Apple replaced Google Maps with their own Maps App on the iPhone and iPad last week.
There has been speculation that one of the reasons that Apple replaced Google Maps so quickly was that their contract was due to run out, although according to The Verge, Apple and Google had over a year left on their Maps contract.
The Verge has given some insight into the reason that may have cause Apple to remove the Google Maps application and replace it with their own in house offering.
According to the report, Apple felt that the iOS version of Google Maps was falling behind Google’s version on their Android platform, for example the Android version of Google Maps has turn by turn navigation where as the Apple version did not.
Apple obviously decided that producing its own maps application with turn by turn navigation built in was a better option than using a version of Google Maps which was falling behind the Android version of Google Maps.
Source The Verge
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