Today, Apple introduced a new Maps application in iOS 6 that will replace Google Maps as the default mapping application on the iPhone and iPad. The company is building its own real time traffic service and mapping is crowd sourced. It was designed by Apple from the scratch and everything was developed in-house. The entire new app looks incredible.
In the Maps app, turn by turn directions are provided, which will work with Siri. In addition, local search listing with 100 million business listings from around the world will be provided. Yelp is also integrated into the new Maps app and a 3D mapping feature called “Flyover”. Maps.app will ship with iOS 6 later this fall.
Google must be terrified right now and navigation apps are probably having a bad day. Good riddance, really.
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