The new Maps app that Apple showed off at WWDC yesterday has made it pretty clear that the company will be ditching Google Maps in iOS 6. That means beautiful new 3D maps, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, and more. But before you get too excited, just remember this: As soon as Google leaved, so does Street View.
Unfortunately, Street View isn’t a feature that you can access via a web browser on iOS, either. Google’s mobile maps web app doesn’t support it, and if you fool it into thinking you’re using a desktop browser, it requires Flash Player.
We’re hoping that Apple’s move encourages Google to develop a new maps app of its own for iOS. If it wants iOS users to continue using its mapping services, that’s the only way to do it. So there is some hope.
And if all else fails, here’s to hoping we’ll see a jailbreak tweak that adds Street View support to the new Maps app..