With rumors of Apple dropping Google in favor of its own mapping application in iOS 6, Google has sent out a notification that it will be holding an event on June 6 to show off “The Next Dimension of Google Maps”.
Google’s map event is being hosted five days before Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) where Apple is expected to reveal iOS 6.
At this invitation-only press gathering, Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Google Earth, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision. We’ll also demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually. We hope to see you there.
Since the original iPhone in 2007, Apple has been using Google’s map service to provide on-device mapping and GPS. However, as the two company’s have evolved over the years, Apple has been moving more of its iDevice services in-house instead of relying on other companies.
Speculation indicates that the timing of Google’s event is a strategic move that will showcase what Apple users are missing out with Google’s new maps when Apple potentially moves to its own in-house mapping service.