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.