Apple plans to drop Google Maps from iOS (via TheTransitWire.com)

From TheTransitWire.com:

Later this year, Apple plans to replace Google Maps on the iPhone and iPad with its own mapping technology. Current and former Apple employees told The Wall Street Journal that the plan to replace Google Maps as the default mapping application was in the works for years but the growing popularity of Google’s Android-powered phones accelerated the timeline. As part of the transition, Apple plans to encourage developers to incorporate its maps into location-based applications, including social networking and search services.

Read more at TheTransitWire.com.  It is unknown, at this time, how this will affect the availability of transit directions within the iPhone’s default map application.

Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 12 years of web-development with 8 years in public transportation, with knowledge of fixed-route transportation, paratransit, rural transportation, and active transportation modes. Aaron is a recognized expert in developing data standards, web-application design, digital communications, and online marketing strategy. He originally developed Trillium’s GTFS Manager, and has played a key role in the development of the GTFS data specification since 2007.