Google is set to launch a new mapping service for Australia just as Apple looks to dump the service in favour of a new 3D mapping offering for iOS devices.The global search Company is set to host an event this week in the US to launch their own 3D mapping service. The event will be hosted by Brian McClendon, vice president of Google Maps and Google Earth.
He will present a “behind-the-scenes” look at the “next dimension” of the company’s Map service, hinting at a new 3D mapping feature. Apple is reportedly planning to drop Google Maps from its devices for a new 3D maps service which it will preview next month at the WWDC on June 11th. Google’s event is scheduled for June 6th.
The timing of Google’s event could be an attempt to get in first, before Apple drops the bombshell at WWDC on June 11.