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Apple could take on Google’s 3D maps

Apple is actively developing a 3D mapping surface through a combination of acquisitions and in-house development, Apple Insider has reported. Apple has shown a keen interest in mapping companies in recent years. In 2010, the iPhone maker acquired web-based map company Poly 9. Prior to the acquisition, Poly 9 offered a "cross-browser, cross-platform 3D globe" product that did not require any downloads.