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Apple new iOS 6, announced at WWDC this week, will have an improved Siri update, Facebook integration, and a new maps app with turn by turn directions and traffic info.

Apple will remove Google Maps from the core OS. In its place, Waze, which gathers map and traffic information from users will be used. Waze launched in 2009, is a community-driven, crowd-sourced application, available for Android and IOS. It will supply the traffic info for iOS 6, says TechCrunch.

According to the legal notice Waze is included as a source for iOS 6 Maps, in addition to Getchee, Localeze, Urban Mapping, DMTI, MapData Sciences and, of course, TomTom.

The flyover and turn-by-turn navigation feature in Appleā€™s new Maps app will be limited to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2/new iPad.

One Response to “Waze Integrated Into Apple Maps”

The traffic data from Apple would be tens of millions of devices by default without Waze but I suppose that’s a way to get Android probes also.

Techcrunch just says they are one of many contributing probes and mapping info but none of that is broken down as facts just speculation based on legal notices.

It’s far more likely that Apple is using TomTom’s maps, traffic and routing algorithm’s along with their historical data, IQRoutes, than using Waze for anything other than probes.

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