Updated 20 May, 2013, 8:22 pm IST
Google hosting Maps event just before Apple’s WWDC event
| by Karan Shah |
We had earlier reported that Apple was all set to unveil its next big operating system update for iOS devices at the WWDC event, scheduled for the coming month. As of now, not much information has been made available on as to what one can expect from iOS 6 and what features it will behold, besides one major rumoured change. One of the headlining features of the next big upgrade will come in the form of Maps, where Apple is planning on ditching the Google Maps program and instead focus on building their Maps app with an Apple backend.
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Now, the surprising part is that Google is hosting an event in the morning of June 6 to give people of the press a sneak peak of their upcoming version of Google Maps and their vision behind it. The company is planning on giving a demo of its latest technology and features of Google Maps. 9to5Google had the invitation as well that read, “At this invitation-only press gathering, Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Google Earth, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision. We’ll also demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually. We hope to see you there.”
It’s important to note that in the midst of all this, Apple is planning to hold an event on June 11, where they plan to showcase their own version of Maps, instead of their reliance on Google Maps. It is believed that in order to signify the new rewrite to the Maps app, Apple have also redesigned the logo for the app and the logo will now feature the view of their 1 Infinite Loop Campus, but with a colour scheme that is different. While no word has been revealed on Apple’s maps and their features, we can be pretty sure that Google has planned something pretty revolutionary as well, as they have been consistently improving the Maps experience worldwide.
June is definitely looking like an interesting month already.
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