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Bryan M. Wolfe
| November 6, 2012
Scam Alert: iMaps Claims That It Uses Google Maps, But It Does Not
Don't be fooled by a new app that recently arrived in the App Store. Despite its claims, the $0.99 iMaps app does not use Google Maps behind the scenes. Instead, the app offers something that iOS 6 users are already getting for free -- Apple's own maps version! According to iMap's iTunes page:
★ Supports iPhone 5 Retina 4-inch Display ★ ★ Supports iOS 6 and Later ★ Finally Google Maps is back to iOS 6 and Later. Now you can move around the world with a Swipe of your Finger with iMaps®. Main Features: Find your current location. Search for any address, city, or country all over the World with detailed result of the address, the latitude, and the longitude. Drop/Remove Markers. Air Printing. Standard Mode and Classic Mode. Map View, Satellite View, and Hybrid View. And much more ...This isn't true. In fact, the app's legal link goes to Cupertino's Maps copyright page: [caption id="attachment_353856" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Copyright page[/caption] [caption id="attachment_353857" align="aligncenter" width="729"] iMaps - Don't Be Fooled[/caption] Hopefully, Apple will do something soon and pull this app!