Screenshots purportedly of Apple’s upcoming brand-new Maps application for iOS devices have leaked online, giving us our first glimpse of a highly anticipated 3D mapping mode.
Apple has long been rumoured to be developing its own mapping service to replace Google Maps, which currently powers all its iDevices.
Now, the good folk over at BGR have received screenshots of the revamped app from a ‘trusted source’, revealing a view of the New York skyline and Central Park in glorious three dimensions.
For the most part, the app looks identical to its current iteration, but has a few design tweaks that tell us we're looking at something new. For example, the blue search/menu bar at the top is now in silver.
A dedicated 3D button is located at the bottom left corner when you peel back the corner – just like the existing app - that brings up an aerial view of the actual location, powered by C3 Technologies, which Apple acquired last year.
Providing the screen grab is genuine, it looks pretty impressive.
Exactly how extensive the maps themselves are compared to Google Maps, however, remains to be seen. But we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out, as Apple hosts its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 11th.