There are news reports that Apple will drop Google Maps in its upcoming iOS 6 platform. The technology giant has decided to use its own mapping system.
The mapping system which will come included in iOS 6 will be fairly similar to Google Maps but is described as a cleaner, faster and more reliable service.
In the recent years, Apple had acquired various mapping companies such as Placebase, C3 Technologies and Poly9. Using technologies obtained from these acquisitions, Apple has developed its own mapping system to replace Google Maps.
The main plus point of the Apple Maps application is a powerful 3D mode which is based on technology developed by C3 Technologies, a Swedish firm which was acquired by Apple last year.
Apple has been gradually distancing itself from Google Maps. A few days back, Apple announced that it had switched from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap for its iOS iPhoto app.
Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco from June 11 to 15. Apple is expected to unveil iOS 6, the sixth version of its mobile operating system at this conference.
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