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3D Maps

Introducing the incredible 3D mapping technology heading for iPhones and iPads

Incredibly detailed 3D mapping from the Apple-acquired C3 Technologies.

APPLE IS GETTING ready to completely revamp the Maps app on iPhone and iPad, according to Mark Gurman of 9to5 Mac.

Instead of relying on Google for iOS maps, Apple will use its own solution. This will likely come from its acquisition of C3 Technologies, a company that makes incredible 3D maps.

Luckily, there are a bunch of videos of C3′s mapping tech, so we can get a good idea what maps will look like in the next version of iOS. Check out the screenshots below.

Introducing the incredible 3D mapping technology heading for iPhones and iPads
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  • The Statue of Liberty, in striking detail

  • A view of Manhattan - including Facebook updates (from your friends in the area)

  • You can get location-based Facebook updates from nearby friends.

  • C3's maps allow Apple to overlap different things - such as a King Kong atop the Empire State Building.

  • Here's a view of a stadium in Norway.

  • Pan out to see the wider cityscape.

  • A detailed street scene.

  • Landscapes and trees are also shown in great detail.

  • The grid offers comparisons of different elevations on the map.

  • The Hoover Dam.

  • Here's a demo of C3's maps running on an iPad.

  • Multitouch functions on the maps mean you can pan, zoom, twist and move around the maps using your fingertips.

  • Users can access information on landmarks.


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