Inside iOS 6: New Maps, Stunning 3D Mode

Apple has transitioned away from Google Maps and towards their own in-house mapping cartography in iOS 6 with a brand new Maps application. The new Maps are vector-based, allowing for smooth scrolling and panning and very detailed text and graphics. The new Maps application allows you to tilt and rotate your device to view an area, features turn-by-turn navigation, and real-time traffic updates.

There is also a new feature in Maps called “Flyover,” which lets you see cities and landmarks from the air with stunning 3D views. Siri has also been optimized to work better with Maps, helping you to find your way and locate destinations. Moreover, a new local search feature allows for you to discover details about locations around you. iOS 6 is available now as a beta for registered Apple developers, while a public release is slated for this Fall.

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