Apple has announced its own mapping service featuring real time traffic circumstances, turn by turn navigation, vector graphics and 3d flyovers. Mapping service will be released this fall with the release of iOS 6. With this announcement at WWDC 2012, Apple has kicked Google powered mapping service from iPhone and iPad that was becoming utilized as a default since 2007. Users interested in continuing with their Google Maps will have to go from a hurdle of obtaining and installing the app from the app shop.
Apple has deeply integrated Facebook to iOS shunning yet another Google product aka the common Google Plus social network. Apple has also added an extra feature to Facebook by means of which customers will now update their statuses by merely talking to their iPhones.
Apple and Google have been into a brawl since 2008 when Google launched Android to compete against iOS. Nowadays, Samsung Electronics and Google’s own Motorola division are the top alternatives to iPhones (although Apple has sued them for allegedly stealing the ground breaking attributes of iPhone), which can be the cause behind Apple’s selection of not continuing with Google Maps anymore.
Tim Bajarin, a creative tactics analyst and a excellent companion of Steve jobs said:
“This is a slap in Google’s face, I don’t feel Apple is ever going to be able to bury Android, but this is producing it clear that they aren’t going to send any more ad revenue Google’s way, if at all possible.”
Right after the announcement of Apple mapping app, Google also previewed several updates to its mapping service to make it considerably appealing and handy to the users. Google also stated that they are seeking forward to perfecting the map application for customers in upcoming days.
There are numerous new characteristics in Apple’s map application which includes visual redesign which will use vector based graphics instead of bitmap images. Vector graphics are drawn by the device rather of getting loaded from the remote server. This feature will support the users to pan across a map speedily without waiting for new map images to be loaded every handful of seconds.
The new map application will also incorporate the data about 100 million organizations at the launch as properly as Yelp integrated user reviews.
The Map will also give photo realistic 3D flyover for a lot of of major urban regions across the globe, these are not actual images as becoming utilized in google maps but are the laptop or computer generated lifelike and comprehensive models.
Apple is also creating a massive deal about Siri integration with the new map application, enabling the customers to ask about areas such as,” show the nearest petrol pump” and it will be showing turn by turn navigation instead of just showing directions.