And another company has just chosen to overlook Google Maps in favor of OpenStreetMap (Foursquare did so last week) for the new iPad. The new software present in the newest iPad features multiple tools including multi-touch editing (with options like saturation and lightness) and a visual brush palette.
But what Apple did for this tool that the company did not say is that Google Maps is no longer an integration of the new iPad and this was first noted while using some tools of the iPhoto. Apple has chosen to use OpenStreetMap instead of Google Maps API for their new iDevice.
Apple is using OpenStreetMap, but the maps are quite different maps from the ones available on the service. According to a programmer, Apple has partnered with OpenStreetMap to create their own mapping service, and so mapping is now directly from Apple's servers instead of Google's.