Apple is said to have been working on creating its own Maps app for a number of years, but until now it had to settle with offering its (bitter rival) Google’s own mapping solution in both the iPhone and the iPad. Now that it finally is ready with a finished product, it will be immediately phasing out the Google Maps backend in iOS.
BGR has managed to get an early look at the new Apple app, along with exclusive images (one of which you can see above) and details. The new Maps will have an overhauled interface, a new nav bar and a silver coloring scheme to do away with the current blue.
The tilted arrow you see in the photo above is a ‘Locate Me’ button that works exactly the same way as the one in Google Maps. The 3D mapping can be accessed by peeling away the bottom right corner of the map you are viewing (exactly like you have to for the current version), where you can enable 3D mode in the menu.
The overhauled Maps app and iOS 6 can be expected to debut this summer, and probably will get unveiled in the WWDC in June.