Apple is reported to be planning to drop support for Google’s mapping service in its next Operating System upgrade, in favour of a mapping service from companies that the company has bought over the past few years.
Citing sources at the company, 9to5Mac reported that the company has been combining services from subsidiary companies, Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9 in order to develop its own maps service.
The new version is expected to be launched when iOS 6 is announced, which is expected at a conference in June.
That Apple wants to move away from the Google service is not a huge surprise, as the firm has already dropped Google in favour of OpenStreetMap for its iPhoto apps. Although the company implemented an old version of that platform, and without the necessary credit to the supplier.