Apple said to pick AutoNavi to offer iPhone maps in China‎

“AutoNavi Holdings Ltd. (AMAP), a Chinese maker of electronic navigation tools, was chosen by Apple Inc. to offer map services for users of future iPhones and iPads in China, according to two people with knowledge of the matter,” Mark Lee and Adam Satariano report for Bloomberg.

“AutoNavi will supply its maps of China to users of the iOS 6 operating system, an upgrade for iPhones and iPads that will be released by Apple this fall, according to one of the people, who asked not to be named before an announcement,” Lee and Satariano report. “In June, Apple introduced its own maps tool for users of iOS 6, replacing a service currently offered by Google Inc.”

Lee and Satariano report, “The iPhone maker is adding technology partners in China including AutoNavi, Baidu Inc. and Sina Corp. to expand the range of services to Chinese consumers and meet rising local demand for its mobile devices.”

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