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Bryan M. Wolfe
| June 1, 2012
With Apple Rebuff Coming, Future Of Google Maps To Be Discussed Next Week
With rumors swirling that Apple will dump Google Maps in iOS 6, we’ve got this interesting news courtesy of The Next Web. Five days before Tim Cook opens this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, where iOS 6 will likely play a central role, Google is holding an event on … wait for it, Google Maps. According to a press invitation going out now, this event will be held on Wednesday, June 6 and be used by Google to give "a behind-the scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision." Additionally, the invitation states:
We’ll also demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually. We hope to see you there.Last month, we reported that Apple is planning on dropping Google Maps from iDevices, which has been iOS's primary mapping function since the iPhone was introduced in 2007. In its place will be an in-house map app that is fairly similar but a “much cleaner, faster, and more reliable experience.” First announced on April 25, WWDC begins Monday, June 11 from San Francisco's Moscone Center. You've got to admire Google's timing, don't you think? Source: The Next Web