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Apple to drop Google Maps in iOS 6 in favor of in-house Maps with cool 3D mode

iOS 6 will reportedly ditch its current version of Maps with Google-driven data at the backend in favor of its own in-house Maps module. While this is not shocking at all, what 9to5Mac sources report is that the app will also feature a breathtaking 3D mode.

Featuring a similar design to the current Maps application, the substitute one is said to be faster, cleaner and hopefully will provide a more reliable user experience. Apple is slowly but steadily heading towards this transition by acquiring companies like Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9, which have so far helped it generate a solid navigational and mapping database.

The most interesting aspect of the allegedly revamped for iOS6 Maps app is the aforementioned 3D mode, which has been developed by C3 technologies. It’s been designed using de-classified missile target algorithms, so it ought to be taken seriously. Check out the video below to see how it might look in iOS 6.

The next iteration of iOS is expected to be announced at Apple’s WWDC in June.

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