After cutting ties with Google Maps, Apple developed their own Maps app to the dismay of millions of Apple users. With criticisms hounding the company due to their native Maps app, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology last week due to the company’s failure to provide its consumers a usable and worthy replacement for Google Maps.
In lieu of the shortcomings of their own Maps app, Cook has collated a number of third-party maps app in the Apple App Store putting them in the heading “Find maps for your iPhone”.
Here you can see about 13 Maps apps, ranging from free to premium apps. You can choose between the free MapQuest, to the paid versions of Gokivo GPS Navigator or Magellan RoadMate USA.
Though Cook said that Apple users should be more patient in their native Maps app, he suggested that for the meantime, Apple users can download app such as MapQuest and Waze in the App Store.
If you would like to use Google Maps, then users can go to the Website of Google Maps where they can use it there. You can also use Nokia maps on its Website.
For iPhone 5 users, majority of these Maps app doesn’t support your device as of now.
According to Wozniak, “I tried to navigate somewhere, and I couldn’t get to where I wanted to by voice (…) I don’t know yet about Maps – I’m a little worried about the navigation, but I’ve still got it covered with a bunch of other navigation apps.”
Well, if that’s the case, having additional maps really isn’t a problem. But I guess Woz does have a spare device, a Samsung Galaxy S III maybe?
The clamor behind Apple’s own Maps app have spread through the Web like wildfire. Even celebrities blamed the Maps app for getting them to work late.
Adult film actress Brooke Banner tweeted, “Dear iPhone, your new maps fu**ing suck! Once again you’ve made me late and sent me the wrong way. Get it the f**k together. Sincerely, BB.”