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- Jun 18, 2010
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9to5 Google reports that despite recent speculation, the forthcoming iOS 5, due to be launched at Apples WWDC at the beginning of June, will still feature Google Maps. This is despite the fact that Apple has recently acquired two mapping developers, Poly9 and Placebase, which led to the speculation that Apple would soon be switching from using Google Maps to a proprietary Apple mapping system. According to 9to5 Google, several recent job postings from Apple on its official site for positions relevant to an Apple mapping service have also fuelled the speculation, as has the fact that Apple has seemed to be wanting to put more distance between itself and Google, after the resignation of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt due to conflict of interest. Furthermore, Apple has also recently added Google rival Microsofts Bing search engine to the Safari browser.
However, according to 9to5 Googles sources, although Apple has been working on improvements to iOS Maps, Google Maps will still be very much a part of iOS 5.
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