This is purely a post for speculation, but it's something i've been wondering ever since the new Maps.app announcement: Do any of you guys think that Apple will release Maps.app on OS X - an equivalent to Google Earth, and thus a competitor to desktop/online Google Maps. I wondered this, because seemingly, Apple now has the data to do it, and it would be another way to give google a hit - albeit a small one. Apple don't seem to be interested in providing an online solution, and are more focussed on native applications, which generally provide a much better user experience. So with a new native mapping app on iOS, is a native app for OS X to follow, or simply too much effort for too little gain. Perhaps with 10.9? I know I'd love to explore their new 3D imagery on my mac, but I have a feeling that it'll take a while. What do you think?