• Apple rebuilds mapping app, but will still tap TomTom

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Apple Inc is rebuilding the widely used mapping application on its iPhones from the ground up with its own dataset, but Amsterdam-based TomTom NV will continue to be a data provider for Apple's maps app, Cupertino, California-based Apple told Reuters on Friday.
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  • Apple Maps Is Undergoing a Major Overhaul to Improve Its Accuracy

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    After several setbacks, Apple Maps is getting a major overhaul.
    Apple senior vice president Eddie Cue said in an interview published Friday with tech news outlet TechCrunch that that the company has made “a huge investment of making millions of changes, adding millions of locations, updating the map and changing the map more frequently."
    Catching Apple Maps up to Google Maps, which generally gets higher marks from technology reviewers for its accuracy and ease of use, would be a huge undertaking. When Apple Maps debuted in 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook had to publicly apologize because of the...
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  • Apple has been secretly working for 4 years to make Apple Maps something you might actually want to use

    Apple has been secretly working for 4 years to make Apple Maps something you might actually want to use

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple currently licenses much of the data underpinning the Apple Maps app from companies like TomTom.
    But soon, Apple's own homegrown database will provide all the information needed for Apple Maps.
    Apple will start to roll out its new maps to iPhones and iPads starting later this year.
    Apple announced on Friday that it had been rebuilding Apple Maps since 2015, and that the next-generation maps will be released for beta testers in San Francisco later this summer.
    The underlying map data itself, like the location of roads, businesses, and signs, will be all Apple's for the first time ever...
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