A couple of weeks ago we reported that Apple were working on a new version of their Apple Maps software which will launch with Apple iOS 6. New information has now surfaced giving more details about the new version of Apple Maps.
In the past Apple have used Google's back-end but the new version will take advantage of technology owned by a number of companies Apple recently acquired. That includes Placebase, C3 Technologies and Poly9 who all produced software solutions which will now be incorporated into Apple Maps.
The big addition to the new Apple Maps software is the inclusion of 3D maps which will use C3's Technology, which was originally used in missile technology.
The image above, obtained by BGR, is a mock-up of how the new version of Apple Maps might look and was made by a trusted-source. It shows that Apple Maps will benefit from a whole new user-interface including a brand-new navigation bar.
The image also shows that Apple Maps has a "Locate Me" button in the top-corner and you can easily enable 3D mode by peeling back the bottom left corner of the screen. Apparently, the 3D mode is now in final testing and it already look great !
3G will keep you updated on the all the latest news about Apple's iOS platform , as well as any new developments in relation to Google Maps.
By Simon Thomas on 30th May, 2012