Since 2007 Apple have gotten along, at least when it came to Google’s maps service. The iPhone and iPod Touch first started using Google Maps as the default maps application. When the iPad first launched, it too featured Google Maps as the default maps app.
Now, reports from unnamed Apple employees tell The Wall Street Journal that the Cupertino company plans to oust Google Maps as the default maps program in-favor of their own maps application. Do to several technologies that Apple has required, they now have the means to create they’re own maps service to compete with Google Maps. unnamed employees also say that Apple with encourage app developers to embed and utilize their map service in applications.
[via Business Journal]