“New job listings from Apple suggests the company is still hard at work at a new, advanced version of its iOS Maps application along with improvements to location services for the iPhone and iPad,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“This week Apple advertised two new hirings on its official site (1, 2) for the position of ‘iOS Maps Application Developer,'” Hughes reports. “The positions discovered by AppleInsider are based in Apple’s corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif. ‘Come work for the team that revolutionized the mobile technology industry as it continues [to] define what computing looks like in a post-PC era,” the listing reads. ‘The Maps team is looking for an exceptional developer to join us in our mission to radically improve how people interact with maps and location-based services.'”
Hughes reports, “For years now, there has been mounting evidence that Apple is cooking up a major revamp of the iPhone’s native Maps application, perhaps in concert with new and enhanced location-based features. In 2009, the company purchased Placebase, a competitor to Google Maps, which led to speculation that Apple could be interested in eschewing Google’s mapping content for its own.”
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