Picture: Dan Cobley (Google)
Apple has moved beyond Google Maps in iOS 6, bringing with it their own implementation of maps with service provided by TomTom. Some users arenít completely sold on the new Maps application yet. The new Maps application includes new features such as turn-by-turn navigation and Flyover view, but it seems some people just miss having Google Maps on their iOS devices.
Dan Cobley, Google's UK marketing director, says iPhone 5 users can still continue to use Google Maps regardless of Apple's new mapping service taking over in iOS 6 according to a comment made on Bloomberg TV:
Originally Posted by Dan Cobley
Google Maps was not a bad mapping service, but it doesnít offer a good navigation solution for iPhone users. In iOS 5, the Maps application was not capable of voice turn-by-turn navigation like it is in iOS 6. Even from Mobile Safari in iOS 6, Google Maps will not offer voice turn-by-turn navigation. This is an important feature because it keeps the userís eyes on the road for longer periods of time and reduces the chances of an accident. For this reason, many users downloaded expensive third party navigation software from the App Store as a replacement for the Maps application in iOS 5.
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Sources: Bloomberg via 9to5Mac