Apple to Google Maps: we have our own app for that
Apple may be adding to their already extensive repertoire of helpful applications with new plans to complete with the already popular Google Maps.There's been speculation for months that Apple will try to elbow Google's popular Maps app aside on the iPhone and unveil its own map app, and some of the best evidence yet comes from Tuesday's Wall Street Journal.
The paper looked into the reasons for the impending switch and the broader implications it would have for the smartphone market. The speculation began last month when the website 9to5Mac cited "trusted sources" in reporting that Apple will replace Google Maps as the default map app in iOS6, the next version of its mobile operating system.
"The application design is said to be fairly similar to the current Google Maps program on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but it is described as a much cleaner, faster, and more reliable experience," the website said.