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Apple drops out Google Maps in iPhone 5, introducing its own in-house ‘3D ‘Maps’. Apple Maps have been called a disaster and more than 65 percent of the world’s population left with no transit directions, traffic data and street-level imagery. But for all those users who are about to get their iPhone are now seems to be a bit disappointed that there will be no Google Map, so don’t worry because you can download the Google Maps on your iPhone 5 or other iOS 6 devices pretty soon.
Most of the iPhone 5 buyers and the ones who upgraded to iOS 6 suggested that Google should launch an app for maps in iOS 6, similarly like the YouTube App for iPhone 5. Google UK Marketing Director Dan Cobley mentioned that an app for Google Maps will be soon released. He said that
iPhone 5 users can still use Google Maps just by download them or going to the Google Maps website.
This is surely a good news for all iPhone 5 buyers who want Google maps. They have been always very helpful. The SearchEngine Land asked Google about this matter but the only statement they received was
“We believe Google Maps are the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system”.
Apple has been preparing for this change and Google, with its Android software for phones, has come to be more of a competitor than a partner. Over the last three years, Apple has acquired three mapping companies and this time in iPhone 5 Apple has introduced its own navigation apps. When iPhone 5 was released on 12 September, Google also unleashed some of the basic news about its Android maps.
iPhone 5′s 3D map is also having a brighter side like turn-by-turn directions and Flyover, a feature that shows 3-D models of buildings in major cities. Although iPhone 5’s 3D map is better than the previous version but still its users are demanding for Google Maps because these maps are more easy and highly sophisticated.