The advantage Google Maps had over Apple’s mapping system was that it could leverage its search engine to find what a user was looking for. Apple’s system relied on preloaded input.
Google Maps has always been available through the iPhone’s browser, though it’s slower to process directions when not directly installed on the phone.
Now the app is back. It comes with audible turn-by-turn directions, which was one of the main problems with Apple’s system after Google flew the coop. For the first time, it features Street View, which only Google can provide.
We’ve already tried it, and like we expected, it’s miles better than Apple maps. Apple CEO Tim Cook even apologized publicly, reiterating that Apple “screwed up badly.”