Friday May 11 11:13 pm
Maps App for iOS 6 Ditches Google, Will Have 3-D Views
Follow: @SlateViral, Facebook.com/SlateVideo Watch YouTube.com/Slatester, SlateV.com Apple is showing Google Maps the door, with turn-by-turn instructions on how to get there. Several sources are reporting rumors that iOS 6 will feature a mapping system run in-house, instead of through Google, and it's purported to be cleaner, faster, and more reliable. But the most buzz worthy feature about Apple's new Maps application is the powerful new 3-D mode, which, according to 9-to-5 Mac, creates "beautiful, realistic graphics based on de-classified missile target algorithms." A demo from one of the companies acquired by Apple, C3 Technologies, shows striking images from London. Maps and iOS 6 announcements are expected in mid-June, during Apple's World Wide Developers Conference.