The iPhone 4 is capable of rendering 3D maps on the new Apple Maps application, despite the tech titan's decision to omit the feature from the handset.
Unveiled last week at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) as part of iOS 6, Apple Maps is the Cupertino-based company’s alternative to Google Maps and will make its debut later this year on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
But, presumably to help Apple to differentiate its newer smartphones from earlier models, owners of the latter two iterations won’t get everything that the mapping solution offers.
Most notably they’ll be missing turn-by-turn directions and the 3D Flyover function, Apple announced.
Not necessarily, though. Russian dev Anton Titkov has toiled long and hard and managed to get 3D mapping onto a jailbroken iPhone 4 powered by the iOS 6 beta, according to SlashGear.
Better still, he’s created an app-service dubbed 3DEnabler, which, provided you’ve got the requisite tech smarts and a working knowledge of Russian to get you through the online guide to installing it, means you too can get 3D Flyover on your smartie.
Unfortunately Anton wasn’t able to bring turn-by-turn navigation, which let's face it is probably more useful, to the iPhone 4.
Perhaps not the sexiest feature of iOS 6, Apple Maps has come in for some excoriating early criticism from tech snipers for a relative lack of detail and information when compared with Google Maps.