Apple (AAPL -0.3%) is planning to drop the Google Maps program running on iOS in favor of a new...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL -0.3%) is planning to drop the Google Maps program running on iOS in favor of a new Maps app with its own back-end. The application design is said to be fairly similar to the current Google Maps program on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but it is described as a much cleaner, faster, and more reliable experience.