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[MacRumors] Apple Moving to In-House Mapping Service with 3D Views in iOS 6?

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9to5Mac reports that Apple will moving away from Google Maps services in iOS 6, making the transition to an in-house mapping service that included 3D views. According to the report, Apple's prior acquisitions of mapping companies Placebase and Poly9 are ready to bear fruit, with last year's purchase of 3D mapping firm C3 Technologies rounding out the suite of services.
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The most important aspect of the new Maps application is a powerful new 3D mode. The 3D mode does not come enabled by default, but users simply need to click a 3D button that is conveniently and visibly stored in the app. Perhaps under the fold like the current traffic, pin, and map view buttons. This 3D mode is said to essentially be technology straight from C3 Technologies: beautiful, realisitic graphics based on de-classified missile target algorithms.
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Ehh cool. If you read the article you'll see AllThingsD have also confirmed this. Looking forward to mid June thumb.gif
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Nice to have a change here but still won't affect me much due I am stuck with TomTom for iOS.
 
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"Technologies: beautiful, realisitic graphics based on de-classified missile target algorithms."
I just know now theres a deeper motive behind this,
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Haven't they been planning to get off Google maps for...awhile now?

I'm pretty sure this was included in the rumors of iOS 4 too..

Anyway, that 3D mode is going to rock when trying to navigate though a city with tall streets*NOT*
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Anyway, that 3D mode is going to rock when trying to navigate though a city with tall streets*NOT*

That was the whole idea of StreetView. That you could see the city itself like a pedestrian, without requiering a 3D model that would be cumbersome on tall cities.
   
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Ah and so it is, oops tongue.gif
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