posted by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 1st Oct 2009 17:19 UTC
"MacRumors discovered that Apple quietly acquired mapping service Placebase back in July. Placebase CEO Jaron Waldman's updated LinkedIn profile now lists him on the 'Geo Team' at Apple. So what's Apple's interest in a mapping company? The obvious guess would be as a replacement for the Google Maps application that is installed by default on all iPhones."