Maps On iPhone May Continue To Use Google’s Map Data In iOS 5

News | Wednesday May 25 2011 6:57 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

As you may know, the pre-installed Maps application in the iPhone uses Google’s map data. But after Apple bought
and Poly9, it was widely speculated that Apple will move away from its dependency on Google as much as possible.
back in October 2009 also hinted that Apple wanted to take the Maps application to the next level.
, which will compete with
.
, Apple will continue to use Google’s map data 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.
, which starts on June 6th. So we’ll soon find out if Apple will continue to use Google’s map data.

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