Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps?)matt buchanan10/01/09 12:40am166EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkThe Apple/Google divorce continues to come into focus: Apple quietly bought Placebase, a mapping service company, back in July. Apple doesn't buy companies it's not going to use. Meaning, Apple's getting into making their own maps. Peace out, Google.