Previously this year, Apple ceased using Google Maps for its Find My iPhone web app on the beta iCloud.com website for its own Apple Maps, and as of today, the primary iCloud.com website has actually additionally been upgraded to use an online version of Apple maps.
Going to Find My iPhone on iCloud.com will certainly now show Maps made utilizing Apple’s very own mapping engine, eliminating the company’s final little bit of dependence on Google Maps. Apple initially started changing away from Google Maps in 2012, when it introduced an in-house mapping remedy.
Though iOS apps like Find My iPhone and Find My Pals began making use of Apple Maps data soon after the launch of iOS 6, iCloud.com has actually remained to use Google Maps information up previously.
Apple Maps was very slammed for its inaccuracy and bad implementation at the time, however given that 2012, Apple has actually made a huge variety of renovations to the mapping solution and continuouslies function to now. Presently, Apple is stated to be working with adding interior mapping and transit features to Apple Maps with iOS 8, however interior national politics have actually purportedly postponed the launch of Maps updates.