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What to expect from Apple iOS’s brand-new Flyover map product

Excerpt from AppleInsider

Sep 10, 2012 6:20 am

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Get ready to see your city from a brand-new angle as Apple ditches Google Maps in the iPhone 5 in favor of its house-made 3-D mapping technology.

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Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google’s StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.

However, there are a variety of attractive features Google has bundled into its web and app-based Google Maps portfolio, providing a tall order for anyone hoping to replicate all those features. Apple certainly has big shoes to fill in the maps department.

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