Google to debut “next dimension” of Google Maps on June 6

Google is planning to introduce the “next dimension” of Google Maps on Wednesday, June 6, where presumably we will see an updated or new version of Google Maps. What’s interesting here is Apple’s WWDC event is also around the corner, and Apple is reportedly planning to launch their very own maps application for their devices. Currently using Google Maps as the default, it remains unclear what Apple will debut.  So, is Google firing a counter-offensive here and taking the wind out of Apple’s sails?  We’ll find out soon enough.

…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.

As we read it, the announcement will feature Google’s “newest technology” which many are interpreting a new 3D mapping technology.  Stay tuned, we will be following along closely and will be happy to share our findings and analysis.

What are your thoughts about the upcoming announcement?  Predictions? Tell us in the comment box below.

Source: Droid-Life

  • mark

    Multiple stops would be nice.

  • Jasul

    This is where Apple got themselves with all these lawsuits. No Gmaps anymore.
    I wonder: Would anyone buy an iPhone where you can’t to a Google search? Who would loose more from this? I think Apple.

    • they aren’t morons. and they certainly didn’t become a 100billion $ company by making stupid decisions. Apple is one of Google’s biggest customer. Not using Google Maps will only hurt Google and no one else.

      • Jasul

        You’re implying that a company which made a lot of good decisions is unable to make some bad decisions, too. That’s not right, of course.
        And I don’t know how good Apples map-app is, but Google has the best one that’s out there, so it will be a loss for apples customers, that’s for sure. And therefore also for Apple.

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  • Paul van Dinther

    As a developer working with Google Earth 100% of the time I have seen the writing on the wall for a long time that Google Maps would eventually go 3D. This was underlined when Sketchup was sold because crowd sourcing 3D building models was proven inferior to automated techniques such as the OVI maps technology from C3

    Of course Apple will have to build their own mapping solution. Why would they allow their competitor to advertise on their platform.

    Google has always been the gentlemen in this market and never locked anyone out. Apple is the exact opposite. I wonder what would happen if Google would simply block apple devices from using their services….ALL OF THEM

    No Google search, no GMail, no YouTube. Let’s face it. Apple would be gone within the year.

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