Google Maps Arrives on Apple iOS 6: 10 Reasons to Switch to It
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google Maps has come to the rescue of iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users who have found that Apple Maps is unusable. Here are a few good reasons to switch back to familiar, reliable Google Maps.After being ousted from iOS 6 earlier this year, Google Maps has made a comeback on the platform. However, Apple hasn't thrown in the towel and brought Google's mobile mapping application back as a standard application on the iPhone. Instead, iOS users looking for something a bit better will find it in Apple's App Store, where it's available as a free download. As of this writing, Google Maps is the most popular free application available in the App Store, outpacing Google's other top program, YouTube. With Google Maps now available in the App Store, the search giant's program is up against Apple's Maps, an application the iPhone maker launched with iOS 6. Apple's Maps has been criticized for incorrect information and duplicated data. It has proved so unreliable that Apple itself has said that iOS users should consider adopting third-party programs until its own app can be updated. The best possible advice for iPhone 5 users is that Apple Maps is subpar to say the least. And Google Maps is unarguably the best mapping application in the mobile market. For iOS users, Google Maps is the app to use. These are the reasons why.
1. Apple's Maps is a mess