In the case of maps in the newly launched smartphone of Apple, the iPhone 5 is now using its own map. Since Google and Android are now its mortal enemies, Apple has ditched the Google’s map data in favour of GPS provider TomTom. Thus Devices which runs iOS 6 will thus have Apple’s new Maps app, which is not looking good as the Google Maps.
Josh Carr, who runs an Apple repair shop, said that searching in Apple Maps is much worse than searching the current version of Apple’s Google-based maps. The Google-based maps work with Google search keywords. Apple’s new maps work with Yelp keywords, which makes search worse.
Apple was forced to switch to is own homegrown map application because Google wouldn’t let Apple do certain things with its maps data, according to a former Google employee we spoke with earlier this year.
Further, Apple wants to be able to create a unique iOS-only mapping application that makes people ditch Android for Apple products. It’s possible Apple pulls off this feat and makes a kick-butt mapping application.