Apple Reportedly Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Staff, iOS 5 Maps Port In the Works?

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There is no doubt that the Maps application inside iOS 6 (whether it is on the iPhone 5 out of the box or on previous upgraded hardware) is lacking in many departments to say the least. There is, on the other hand, no doubt that Apple will try to do its best to fix the problem and for that the Cupertino-based company is allegedly hunting down ex-Google Maps staff. The information comes from an anonymous source which claims that Apple is luring in people who worked on Google Maps; he also believes that “the possibility of building a platform that truly competes with Google Maps is well within reach for Apple”. Check out the source link for more details.

On the other hand, the community is also hard at work trying to fix the mapping experience inside iOS 6. The video below demonstrates a working instance of (though initial stage of development for) Google’s old Maps, that were part of previous iOS versions, running on iOS 6. It is work in progress and whenever it will be finished it will offer the good old experience to iOS 6 users who are jailbroken, until Apple fixes its own Maps.

Source: TechCrunch, Twitter, YouTube

Via: Redmond Pie

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