Developer notes Apple testing iOS 5.0 internally with third party appsA third party iOS developer notes having received a crash report from a system running iOS 5.0, indicating that Apple is internally testing the new system using third party apps.
The developer, FutureTap, posted a tweet noting the crash log from a system running iOS 5.0, adding that "MKUserLocationBreadCrumb sounds interesting," followed by a screen shot of the report (below).
The MKUserLocation class is part of the iOS MapKit framework, and is used to lookup the device's current location. It has existed since iOS 3.0.
MKUserLocationBreadCrumb indicates a new feature related to tracking changes in the user's reported location over time.
While Apple has been rumored to be working on its own mapping technology to replace iOS' dependance upon Google Maps, Apple's existing MapKit documentation indicates the software is currently closely tied to Google's Maps and Earth services.
Apple executives noted that work is being done to compile crowdsourced mapping data related to a new traffic service, but noted that product would appear "in the next couple years."
On Topic: iPhone
- iPhone 6s display teardown offers close-up look at 3D Touch sensor
- Tests confirm marginal difference between Samsung, TSMC-made A9 chips in Apple's iPhone 6s
- Facebook adds support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6s, Office for iOS gets automatic font downloads
- Judge looks to jumpstart public encryption debate with Apple iPhone unlocking case
- How to use iOS 9's keyboard as a trackpad with 3D Touch on iPhone 6s