In a somewhat ironical development, Upgrades to Apple’s iOS 6 have increased by 29% after Google Maps were made available on the operating system. According to mobile advertising service MoPub, iOS 6 adoption increased by around 13% last week, and even more over the weekend. In the last 5 days, after Google released Google Maps for iPhone, the percentage…
Seeing Apple’s debut in mapping technologies to compete with Google maps, Amazon has acquired a 3D mapping startup of its own. Earlier this week, on Tuesday, 3 July 2012, the online retail giant sealed a deal to purchase UpNext in a move that could signal the company’s intentions to bring 3D maps to its Kindle Fire slate…
TomTom was already a big player in digital mapping. Then it went and signed up to work with Apple on the new iOS maps app.
It seems that Apple features Avenir Typeface in iOS 6.
Bloomberg has reported that iOS 6 will have Yelp check-ins integrated with Apple’s in-house mapping solution. This will allow people to use built-in Maps app to let friends know about their location.
We reported earlier that Apple intended to abandon Google Maps, later this year. After all, Google earns its 2% revenue by its usage on iPhone and iPad.
Analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray has written a new a note to investors. Munster has suggested that about 2% of Google’s annual revenue comes from the iPhone.
Apple had previously planned to break away from Google Maps and use its own technology for the native Maps app on iOS later this year. A new report says that this feature maybe announced at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).