In iOS 5 we will still use Google Maps

On May 28, 2011

By the acquisition of Apple, Poly9 and Placebase, two companies specialized in the creation of maps, many have speculated on the likelihood of seeing on iOS 5 a management system of navigation about maps produced by Apple. If we keep in mind the latest rumors at least for the next iOS operating system we will still use the service provided by Google.

As we’ve seen on the web, on press or on the TV, all clues lead to the same conclusion: Apple is working on its own navigation service that will be introduced on iPhone and iPad. On the other hand, the acquisition of the two specialized companies and jobs offered to experts in the field speak for itself.

Apparently, however, the Californian Company is not ready yet for the final step. For example, sources close to the 9to5Google blog says that Apple is working to improve the iOS Maps application, iOS 5 doesn’t bring an Apple specific map for this and we will still use the services of Google Maps.