Just as rumors state, Apple is keen on releasing its own personal 3D mapping service that is meant to replace Google Maps.
Statistics highlight the fact that the number of smartphone users that use Maps are increasing each day. For example, in March 2012, 39.8 million (35 percent) of smartphone users in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom accessed maps from their gadgets, while 49.6 percent flicked through maps from their computer. It is a 55 percent rise from the statistics of last year in what concerns mapping sites, UK being the number one country with smartphone users that use Maps (40.2).
Also, it’s stated that although there were more Google Android maps (17.67 million) only 39.8 percent of smartphone users went for the app. iPhone users use Maps apps more than Android ones because in March 2012, 53.4 percent of iPhone users visited mapping sites.
The WWDC event is quite close and it’s predicted that Apple will come with a bunch of new releases that would definitely appeal to the public. A new Map app is also on the list, but it only remains to wait and by enlightened by their features.