iOS 6 is rolling out to all users today and the biggest change everyone updating will see is the disappearing Google Maps in favor of brand new Apple Maps application.
Apple is definitely trying to distance itself from the Google ecosystem, however in the case with the maps it’s losing one of the best and most detailed data sets only to use one of the weakest ones in the industry.
How do we know? Navigation app Waze chief executive Noam Bardin revealed this in an interview.
Not just users will be unhappy, though. A huge number of mobile app developers are reportedly looking for ways to integrate navigation apps like Waze in their apps instead of Apple’s new mapping service.
Apple replaced Google Maps after its license agreement with Google ran out earlier and will now further hope to have users in an even more vertically integrated system with its own maps.
source: Business Insider