To be honest, I absolutely love the new Apple Maps for iOS, but I love the Google Maps app for iOS a lot better. It just worked and I never had a problem with it. So you’ll all be happy to know that the Google Maps app for iOS will be available tonight … probably around 9 p.m. pacific, according to All Things Digital who had an exclusive on the news.
Of course, it’s not official, but they have “sources familiar with the matter” according to writer Liz Gannes … and she’s not one to bring info to the masses that isn’t properly vetted. So I’m betting this one is true. And why wouldn’t it be? The Apple Maps app has been battered in the press and everyone and their mother has been wanting the Google Maps app back since it left.
When Apple unveiled the beta version of iOS 6 back in the summer, the new Maps app was one of Apple’s proudest additions. Dispensing with Google Maps, the new app promised an impressive 3D flyover mode and turn-by-turn navigation for the first time. But while Apple promised the world back at WWDC it seems that most iPhone owners who have used the new app are less than impressed.
Ungoogling the iPhone The new app resulted from Apple’s on-going disagreement with Google regarding Android. Apple has been keen to remove the search giant’s presence from its iPhones and iPads including the YouTube and Google Maps apps that have been present since the first iPhone. Apple announced it would not renew its YouTube license and would replace Google Maps with a new app. Continue reading Apple Receives Criticism for New Maps App→