findmyiphone apple mapsFind My iPhone has proven itself to be a pretty useful app, having had a lady track down her stolen smartphone before, although the app has also caused an iPhone owner to be arrested in the past. Having said that, it seems that Apple will be taking a second look at Apple Maps, using their very own mapping service in order to complement the Find My iPhone app, ditching Google Maps that has been serving the app all along. Apparently, users who have the beta version of iCloud have started to realize that the location of their lost iPhone pop up on Apple Maps instead of Google Maps. Is this a good thing, or not?

Well, Apple Maps has not exactly been the epitome of reliability, including having sent iPhone owners to a grandma’s house instead of the actual destination, and who could forget the teething issues that plagued Apple Maps when it first launched, such as the mislabeling of local points of interests? Good thing Apple has updated Apple Maps daily now which ought to see a gross reduction in any potential errors.

Folks who are still enjoying the vanilla version of iCloud will still have Google Maps show up, but that will also change some time down the road.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about Apple Maps, google maps and iPhone. Source: appleinsider

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