Google to Release 3D Maps Before Apple

On Friday, Google announced that it will be talking about the “next dimension” of Google Maps on Wednesday, June 6th at an event in San Francisco. At the time, I made the correlation that the “next dimension” slogan could have something to do with Google releasing its own 3D maps just five days ahead of Apple.

On Monday, June 11th, Apple will be hosting its annual WWDC keynote where the company is expected to announce its transition away from Google Maps and to its own in-house mapping solution with 3D viewing. The bottom line is that Google is beating Apple to the punch.

BGR confirms this thought, claiming that Google will indeed introduce its own 3D maps solution on Wednesday.

Google on Friday sent out press invites for a Maps event in San Francisco next week. The event will be hosted by Brian McClendon, vice president of Google Maps and Google Earth, who will give a “behind-the-scenes” look at the “next dimension” of the company’s Map service, hinting at a new 3D mapping feature.


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