9to5mac reports that Apple will be announced a month after the WWDC 2012 version of the iOS 6 system abandoned in use since 2007 until now, Google Maps (Google Maps) services, turn to their own development and support map service ( Maps), the new Maps on the iPhone, iPad, with the current map interface similar, but more simple, faster, more reliable experience.
Why Apple abandoned the Google map?
In fact, Apple will launch its own map service has been great signs before been abandoned because the new iOS version in March this year, next-generation iPad conference in iPhoto Google Maps (Google Maps) to switch to the OpenStreetMap (open street Figure) services. Now Apple is still not completely abandon the Google Maps, but the signal to be out of already early release.
As we all know, under the pretext of Google to modify its Maps API charges, such as apples, Foursquare, have abandoned behind Google Maps is not the simple question of the cost, just like last year’s uproar Jingdong parted ways with Alipay, by no means Liu Qiang East said the the dissatisfaction Alipay higher rates.
Google Maps for Apple any better, cheaper, and if still free its own shackles of their own products is indeed the product of someone’s home, especially in this more competitive relationship (the iOS vs. Andriod iAd, vs. Amdob, etc.), especially the map of this occupy the lowest level and location based services, because everyone is aware, intelligent and popularity of mobile devices, location information is gradually becoming a mobile application the standard map service is top priority.
Own user behavior exposed to competitors following is definitely not a good thing, think of the original payment can be seen Jingdong on what will sell what is harder to sell, and how their family property may be controlled by the opponent.
Apple abandoned naturally the Google Maps.
The new map will look like?
Apple to replace Google Maps is not easy, so the overall experience is temporarily unable to Google Maps core functionality and experience compared to consider have been made from four years ago, Apple began to acquire a map service companies (Placebse) ready should still be more fully, so the new Maps should be quite the existing level of service. Of course, Apple is certainly not satisfied with just considerable, it is concrete there will be changes?
(1) Icons Changer
The existing icon is an icon similar to the style of Google Maps, it is learned that the new icon in the style may be to maintain the original, but it will change color. Of course, do not rule out Apple will give us a surprise in the small icon, after all, this is a minimal cost.
2 3D map
Why the iOS 6 will give up Google Maps?
Apple last year, the acquisition of 3D map solutions of the leading providers Technologies, Inc., the Swedish company’s automated software and advanced algorithms can generate highly accurate 3D models, and with traditional 2D maps, satellite maps, street photography and user-generated images for seamless integration, the following advance look at what it was like the Hoover Dam under the new Maps, 3D effects.
(3) streetscape (StreetView)
Why the iOS 6 will give up Google Maps?
In the street, Apple is Poly9 Globe acquisition in the year before the Canadian Poly9 network map services company, Poly9′s partners include Microsoft, Yahoo, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and MSNBC itself is a Google Earth powerful competitors, which in addition to 3D map, including map service also provides real-time Street View service similar to Google StreetView.
4 Mars coordinate
Can see that Apple is bent on skim off Google Maps, of course, Google will not be willing to suddenly lose so many users, if Apple is really on the iOS 6 complete replacement for their own map services, Google also Google Maps launched in iOS separate maps App to Apple’s new Maps competition, I believe that many users still select it, after all, for many years cultivating the map not only has an unparalleled powerful map database, especially in the world, which aspects of Apple’s new Maps can not be met.