The team at Apple designing the brand new Map app that will be replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 did not quite design the solution from the ground-up, they have partnered with TomTom in order to provide the practically worldwide mapping data as well as other "related information." This comes to light as TomTom has signed a global agreement with Apple, however the company will not elaborate further on specifics.
According to a new job listing for an iPhone Software Engineer, Apple is looking to remake the iPhone's Maps application. The listing is unusually specific, asking for someone to help them take the built-in app to "the next level". The new initiative may be related to Apple's anticipated switch from powering the Maps app with Google Maps to using Placebase, a recently acquired company noted for differentiating themselves from Google Maps with the PushPin API.