Apple is prominently spotlighting alternative solutions to the new Maps app on the App Store.
The promotion of third-party apps is in conjunction with CEO Tim Cook’s open letter from this morning that apologized to iOS customers for the company’s less-than-perfect Maps offering. Apple further detailed on its website today how to add Google and Nokia maps website icons to an iOS 6 device’s Home screen.
In related news, Reuters created an infographic recently that illustrates a side-by-side comparison of the key features available on mobile map apps from Google and Apple’s iOS in 27 countries (as seen below):
- Tim Cook apologizes to customers over Apple’s Maps controversy, recommends Bing and other alternatives (9to5mac.com)
- Google has an iOS 6 Maps app awaiting approval. It is solely up to Apple to approve. (9to5mac.com)
- Missing all the features of Google Maps? Get them back in iOS 6 with these third-party apps (9to5mac.com)