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| May 28, 2011
Don't Expect Apple-Developed Maps In iOS 5
Apple will continue to use Google Maps in iOS 5, according to a recent report. The news comes from 9to5Google, who have been given the information by "sources." According to the website:
Now, 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.Despite this, it would appear that Apple is planning on launching its own mapping software at some point in the future. In 2009 and 2010, Apple acquired Placebase and Poly9 - two mapping companies. However, if 9to5Google's sources are to be believed, we won't see proof of these acquisitions launch with iOS 5. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out our online Web resource and catch up on all the latest iOS 5 rumors!