It’s no big secret that Apple’s been working on its own in-house mapping solution to replace Google Maps in iOS. With the increased competition from Google, it only seemed logical and with Apple scooping up several mapping companies over the past few years, it has become even more probable. We’ve even reported on the rumors several times and with Apple’s WWDC coming up in about 2 weeks, we fully expect to see something for the new iOS 6.
BGR claims to have some “exclusive” screenshots of the new mapping software and while they do have about six shots of the app, only one is even worth showing you. Which is below, if you’d like to see the others, head over to their site, but be warned, they are blurry and not even worth viewing. Save yourself the clicks.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like these map shots are a little, well…fake. One thing I noticed, is the “Blue” haze around the directional arrow and 3D button. Look closely. It’s been cut out and pasted on there. Not to mention the text above the buildings are blurry, jagged and slanted. It just doesn’t have that Apple feel.
I could be wrong, but more than likely, I’m right. One thing to keep in mind though, these images are from BGR, a site who in the last year, claimed that Sprint would receive an exclusive iPhone 5 with WiMax (from a trusted source), claimed that Samsung was going to buy RIM (from a trusted source), that the iPad “3″ was going to have a quad-core processor (from a trusted source) and oh, don’t forget, that they exclusively reported that the Galaxy S III would have a 1080p display, on more than one occasion (yes, from another trusted source). I think it’s fairly certain that you get the point I’m trying to make. Take this rumor as nothing more and you won’t be disappointed, if anything, you may be surprised, especially if Apple’s real Map app blows this away.