Russian Developer Gets 3D Maps Working on iPhone 4
As usual Appleís claim that a certain feature will only work with new device (x) but not old device (y) turns out to be a bunch of proprietary hogwash. A Russian developer found a way to get 3D maps running on an iPhone 4, a feature Apple claimed would only work on the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad.
The work around by Anton Titkov dubbed 3Denabler allows iOS 6 beta users with the iPhone 4 to run 3D maps, but still lacks turn-by-turn functionality. The workaround isnít through Cydia because, well, an iOS 6 jailbreak doesnít really exist at this point. Getting 3Denabler running isnít as straightforward as a tradition jailbreak, and the instructions (found here) are in Russian. So proceed with caution, especially if you donít know Russian and rely on Chromeís translate feature....
Still the functionality of Tiktovís Maps work around appears quite good considering the beta-nature of iOS 67 at this point. However, those excited at the prospect of a maps workaround upon iOS 6ís release should temper expectations as Apple will likely block workaround in future beta releases.