Apple job listing hints at switch from Google Maps to Apple Maps in Find My iPhone

“A new job listing posted by Apple shows that the company is working to bring its in-house Maps app, currently only available as native apps for iOS and Mac OS X, to the web,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“The position for a ‘Maps Web Developer’ is seeking an individual experienced in ‘creating beautiful and responsive user interfaces’ with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS,” Lee reports. “Specifically, Apple says the individual’s role will be to ‘help make maps work seamlessly on the web’ and build ‘client- side web development for maps-related experiences.'”

Kahn reports, “The switch to its own maps on the web for Find My iPhone would be the last piece of the puzzle for switching away from maps powered by Google since replacing Google Maps with its own Maps app in iOS 6.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. I traded in my blue pickup for a red one in jan 2012. Google maps has my red truck at my house. Everyone else still has my blue truck. Its almost 3 years now, when are you going to update the map data?

    1. No kidding. I am a huge Apple fan, but the quality and update frequency of Google’s satellite imagery is unfortunately superior, and that’s not even considering Street View. The Apple Maps image of my area of the Pacific Northwest is three-plus years old; Google’s was updated this summer and has been on a 1- or 2-year update cycle for some time. Does it matter? If you were setting out for a destination in the era of paper maps, would you buy a map that was three years old… or six months? Sure, the iPhone 4 will suffice for many needs, but I’ll take the 6.

  2. I know Apple generally keeps things private, but I think explaining what is going on wiht Maps would be a good exception to make. While Maps is pretty good, there are still a host of issues which haven’t been resolved, especially the long turnaround time and the absence of feedback on correcting errors.

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