26 Jun 2012

Upcoming Apple Maps To Include Yelp Ratings and Check-Ins



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Apple has officially ditched Google Maps. When the company releases iOS 6 this fall, the latest iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices will come standard with Apple Maps. And instead of Zagat ratings and Google’s user reviews, Apple Maps will be integrated with Yelp, a popular social network for rating local businesses. If the new map doesn’t work out, at least you’ll know where to send your complaints.
Apple announced the Maps feature at its annual WWDC conference earlier in June.
A preview of the tool shows a local business finder. You can tap on a location to pull up a phone number, address, website, and pictures. It’s very similar to what Google Maps already has, but it comes with the brutally honest reviews and ratings from Yelp, which read like brief food memoirs, complete with personal backstories.

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