Apple Will Introduce New 3D Maps This Summer In iOS 6


Reported a month ago as a complete rumor it has now been BGR confirmed that Apple will be implementing it’s own Maps app this summer. The new app will feature 3D mapping and is said to debut in the new upcoming iOS 6 firmware update.

Apple’s new maps app is said to have a similar feel to Android’s Google maps application in which a locate me button is on the bottom left corner of the app.

BGR Reports:

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 navigation bar. This bar, we’re told, is silver instead of blue. Since the current Maps app follows the standard blue iOS color scheme, we think it’s possible Apple might shift toward a silver color theme in iOS 6 like on the iPad.

The iPhone version of Maps has a floating locate me button (it sounds very similar to Android’s Google Maps app) in the bottom left corner. To access 3D mode, which will make use of Apple’s C3 Technologies acquisition, you have to peel back the lower right corner of Maps just like the current version and enable 3D mode. Once enabled, you can switch in and out of 3D mode by tapping a 3D icon in the lower left corner.