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iOS 6: Apple drops Google Maps, debuts in-house ‘Maps’ with incredible 3D mode

Revision for iOS 5.1.1 released for download. 9to5mac, Mark Gurman.

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Apple's new iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping is coming this summer, and we have photos

"Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping is coming this summer, and we have photos" • "Apple has been working on an in-house mapping solution for a few years, and it appears as if the company is finally ready to release a new Maps app for iOS, sidestepping Google’s mapping data for its own. BGR has obtained exclusive information and photos of parts of Apple’s new Maps app from a trusted source, and the app features a refreshed user interface including a brand new…" • by Jonathan S. Geller

Apple to bring movie ticket purchasing to Siri with upcoming iOS 6.1 update • "Apple’s upcoming release of iOS 6.1 will include a new feature for Siri: the ability to get movie tickets. The feature, according to developers who are beta testing the new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system, works via Fandango. To purchase movie tickets, a user simply needs to ask their iOS device to buy tickets for a certain movie." • by Mark Gurman

Apple acquired mind-blowing 3D mapping company C3 Technologies, looking to take iOS Maps to the next level