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[cnet] Apple unveiling Google Maps alternative in iOS 6?

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Company has reportedly been working on its own Maps service for the next version of its iOS platform, meaning it might kick Google Maps off the operating system.
 
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post #2 of 16
Its going to fail Google Maps is too deep.
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post #3 of 16
Great. It'll tell me where the best places to be "hip" are.
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post #4 of 16
^^ this! very clever
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Driving direction will just take you to the nearest apple store every time. tongue.gif

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Sorry Apple. You don't have the infrastructure to compete with Google Maps. Unless I see your fixie bicyclist with a 360 GoPro on his helmet.
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post #7 of 16
This is going to be awesome... the Maps app on iOS is in much need of an update.

Apple's acquired three or more companies which specialize in mapping and such, so I'm sure they'll be able to pull it off.
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

This is going to be awesome... the Maps app on iOS is in much need of an update.
Apple's acquired three or more companies which specialize in mapping and such, so I'm sure they'll be able to pull it off.

I'm shocked that you're all for this. thumb.gif
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I personally find that while Google Maps Street view is unbeatable, Bing Maps are more accurate (at least for locations that I consulted throughout North America), and Bing's bird's eye is much more useful than Google's satellite.
So it's not nearly as impossible as some of you guys make it seem to make a proper alternative to Google Maps.
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Over the last few years, Apple has been quietly acquiring mapping companies that, 9to5Mac says, are working on the application.

Apple is becoming more and more like Microsoft every day.
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