» Apple Map App to Replace Google Mapping in iOS

Sources tell 9to5Mac that Apple will abandon Google’s mapping back-end in the next major iteration of iOS, replacing it with a brand-new mapping application powered by Apple technology. We’ve independently confirmed that this is indeed the case. Sources describe the new Maps app as a forthcoming tentpole feature of iOS that will, in the words of one, “blow your head off.”

CEO of Australian television manufacturer, Ruslan Kogan, back in March:

“Without Google, Apple would be nothing. They may have great phones and tablets but the decent apps and the ones everyone uses on an iPhone and an iPad are made by Google, like Google Maps.

“Google won’t do this but they could piss off Apple by making their apps only available on Android tablets, they have the power.”