There were so many reports about Apple working on its own maps service. After Apple bought Placebase and Poly9, it was widely muse that Apple will move away from its dependency on Google as much as possible and use its own services.google maps app for iPhone.
Sources have told 9to5Google that although Apple is working to improve the iOS Maps application, iOS 5 will not bring an Apple developed maps service and Google Maps is still in. Besides Apple’s purchase of both Placebase and Poly9, some speculated that Apple is building their own maps service to either compete with Google or step away from their input into iOS.
Apple has announced that it will unveil iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 which starts on first week of June.
Lets see if Apple will continue to use Google’s map data.
[ Via 9to5mac ]