Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 20:42 UTC
Apple "Between 2009 and 2011, Apple acquired three mapping companies in quick succession: Placebase, in 2009; 3-D mapping outfit Poly9 in 2010; and in 2011, C3 Technologies, a second 3-D mapping company. Three mapping-company acquisitions in as many years. But for good reason: Apple has been hard at work developing its own in-house mapping solution for iOS, and now it's finally ready to debut it." I'm probably crazy, but I've never used the map applications on my mobile phones, so it's difficult for me to get excited about this.
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Just don't care..
by LinuxRants on Fri 11th May 2012 21:19 UTC
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So because Apple has it's very own little map application, iOS users will probably lose the ability to use Google Maps anywhere but the browser. That of course ignores the fact that quite a lot of the information on Google Maps is crowd sourced information that Apple will be denying to it's users. If I hadn't already ditched my iPhone for an Android, I would now.

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