Cupertino, Calif. -- Hoping to decrease its reliance on a Google Maps application, Cupertino-based Apple has acquired Swedish 3D mapping company C3 Technologies, the blog 9to5Mac reported. Citing unnamed sources, the blog said that C3 CEO Mattias Astrom, CFO Kjell Cederstrand, and lead product manager Ludvig Emgard are now working within Apple's iOS division. The trio, along with other team members, continues to work in Sweden for a new division called Sputnik. C3's technology uses missile targeting technology to render photo-realistic 3D maps. The company was originally spun out of aerospace and defense company Saab in 2007.