It is rather comforting to hear that the kind of engineers that Apple is looking for would not release a biological weapon on the rest of humanity for no apparent reason as seen in Prometheus, but rather, it will be for a far more humane and holistic purpose – to fix all that is wrong on the iOS Maps service. In fact, Apple has placed up new job postings on their website, looking for a group of 10 software engineers who will work alongside its Maps team.
The report also states that nine of the engineers “will handle various programming duties, while one will be assigned to tackle navigation.” In the job posting, the iOS Maps app was described to be the “best mapping program on any mobile platform,” but I am quite sure that many people do beg to differ. Will there be a special 10 engineers who are daring enough to step up to the plate and let iOS Maps run as it has been intended to? Only time will tell, but at the moment, you would be far safer relying on Google Maps on the iOS platform.