Google Maps SDK for iOS 1.6 brings support for Apple’s 64-bit A7 Chip and more


Google has released a major update for its Google Maps SDK for iOS.

Google Maps SDK for iOS 1.6 now includes support for Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip, that has been used in iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.

Here’s the full release notes:

  • The Google Maps SDK for iOS now supports 64-bit architectures. Both 32- and 64-bit binaries are built into the single GoogleMaps framework. The correct binary will be selected by Xcode based on your build settings. For instructions on building 64-bit applications, please refer to Apple’s 64-bit transition guide. (Issue 5806)
  • Changed some instances of CGFloat to either a float or double where it was more appropriate.
  • Added the ability to restrict min and max zoom on GMSMapView. (Issue 5882)
  • Added opacity on GMSTileLayer and GMSMarker.
  • Core Animation on GMSMapView now requires model values to be set

This is great news for iPhone 5s users as apps that use Google Maps can now take full advantage of the A7 chip. It is not clear if the SDK also supports the M7 motion sensing chip.

Developers can download Google Maps SDK for iOS 1.6 from this link.

[Via Tuaw]