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WWDC2012: Apple may launch its new own in-house 3D Map app. To abandon Google Maps.
The WWDC 2012 conference will take place in San Francisco, in June 11-15, and of one the keynotes might be related to the new Apple`s own in-house 3D Map app.
Between 2009 and 2011, Apple acquired three mapping companies in quick succession: Placebase, in 2009; 3-D mapping outfit Poly9 in 2010; and in 2011, C3 Technologies, a second 3-D mapping company.
Apple has been hard at work developing its own in-house mapping solution for iOS, and now it’s finally ready to debut it.
Apple will abandon Google’s mapping back-end in the next major iteration of iOS, that might come up in the WWDC2012.