This had the smell of inevitability about it. Yes, a Russian hacker got 3D maps working on an iPhone 4. It’s not complete and turn-by-turn directions aren’t working yet, but it’s a start.

SlashGear has the story via Russian site iguides. There are instructions on the web, but they are not for the faint-of-heart and require the just released iOS6 jailbreak.

I expect there are a lot of disappointed iPhone 4 users out there who are pretty upset that the maps app has so little functionality on their older phones. I could make a half-case for leaving the 3D flyovers off, but certainly turn-by-turn would have been nice to allow. Dozens of other apps have no trouble running on the iPhone 4 or even the 3G model.

So readers, are you understanding about this Apple decision, or mad as hell?

[via SlashGear]

Russian hacker gets iOS 6 3D maps running on iPhone 4 originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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