Map News: Apple Leaves Out Google Maps

8 Oct

GbBIS Blog

The mapping world has been abuzz lately with responses to Apple’s new mapping application, and the fact that they’ve left Google Maps off their new iPhones.  GbBIS takes a look at Apple’s new maps and what it means to have the most accurate mapping data.

By now, you’ve all heard about it.  Whether you see it as a blessing or a curse, Apple launched its new mapping application with the new iOS6 last week.  While many agree the map colors are brighter, the panning is faster, and the zooming doesn’t lag, Apple’s map app is far from accurate.


The company dropped its Google Maps powered map application and used its own data to power the newly-released maps.  The company had used Google Maps to power its maps since 2007, but with Google’s foray into the realm of smartphones, Apple had begun viewing the internet search giant as more of a competitor…

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