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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by MOS6510 on Sat 12th May 2012 14:11 UTC
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Recently I spend the night in a village I had never been to. My wife ordered me to find food. My iPhone + maps directed me to the shopping center.

I don't use maps that often, I either know the way or the navigation app and my car deliver me to the doorstep of where I need to be. It would be very useful when on holiday abroad, but roaming costs prevent me from turning Internet on.

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