Google Maps app overshadows Apple Maps app on iPhone

Months after it’s booted out of Apple’s iOS operating system, Google Maps eventually came back to the iPhone through a new Google Maps application designed for iPhone 5, the most recent version of Apple’s well-known smartphone.

Google Maps’ return came amid continued complaint from Apple for its glitch-ridden is 6 Maps solution, which comes pre-installed on its is 6 platform.

“Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more,” read the Google Maps app’s description in the app store for iOS. It said iPhone users can utilize Google Maps to “discover good restaurants, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust.”

While the app is designed for the iPhone 5, Google said it works with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (Third generation and up) and iPad, and needs is 5.1 or later.

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