Apple has been busy scooping up mapping companies over the past three years. So it was only a matter of time before Cupertino decided it would replace Google Maps with its own product. That’s apparently what’s going to happen when Apple releases iOS 6 later this year, according to the 9to5Mac blog.
Apple will completely control the back end and that the new mapping experience will be “much cleaner, faster, and [a] more reliable experience” than what currently exists. Google has been steadily improving Maps for Android but Google Maps on the iPhone has languished and is very anemic by comparison.
Na verdade é o Google que está provocando uma evasão do Google Maps por taxar (ou sobretaxar) o uso do Google Maps em seus produtos. O primeiro a pular fora foi o Foursquare que o substituiu pelo Openstreetmap.org por uma mera questão de custo.