Reports have indicated that Apple will be using its own mapping software instead of Google Maps in its next installment of iOS. The acquisitions of Placebase, C3 Technologies and Poly9 have led to speculations that iOS 6 will contain the home-brewed application that will allegedly be called ‘Maps’. According to 9to5Mac, “Signifying the application’s complete re-write is a new logo for iOS Maps: it is basically a redesigned version of the current iOS Maps icon with a view of Apple’s 1 Infinite Loop Campus, but redrawn with a new color scheme.”
Reportedly, Apple’s take on Google’s Street View and its 3D mode will be powered by C3 Technologies and this news comes from the firm’s LinkedIn page and it adds that it provides a detailed 3D city model for the web mapping industry. As far as speculation has gone, iOS 6 is set for a June launching during Apples World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) and given this latest bit of information, what do you think about Apple’s unsurprising decision to take yet another step away from its dependence on Google?