Now this is interesting – a piece of iOS software being ported over for action on the Mac platform? That is a possibility, at least according to the hints dropped in the iOS code. WWDC 2012 which happened last month saw Apple ditch the old and faithful servant, Google Maps, as the default maps application in the soon-to-come iOS 6. Obviously, a navigational replacement is required, and Apple decided to come up with their very own mapping solution that boasts of real-time traffic updates, turn-by-turn navigation, Yelp integration, vector graphics, and 3D flyovers.

To date, there were two beta version releases of iOS 6 to developers, where these deliver slight improvements to the Maps app, albeit being far from the finished and polished final article. A developer known as Cody Cooper has discovered a rather interesting bit in the iOS 6 code dump that points towards the possibility of Apple Maps arriving on the Mac platform sometime down the road. Are you looking forward to this feature?

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