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Elise Moreau

New Google Maps App for iOS Is Almost Ready

By November 16, 2012

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Now that most of the buzz has settled over Apple's release of its less-than-perfect Maps app following the debut of iOS 6, Google is reminding us that its new Google Maps app is on its way back to the iOS platform.

A lot of iPhone users actually held off on updating their devices to iOS 6 after word spread about how terrible the new Apple Maps app was in comparison to Google Maps, and Apple CEO Tim Cook had to release a statement apologizing for Apple Maps' poor performance and functionality.

Meanwhile, Google is working hard at getting its Maps app on every device out there, no matter what operating system it uses.

"We believe Google Maps are the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world," a Google spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system."

And so, the race toward first place for best mapping software continues between two of the world's largest tech companies. Who will win?

Photo: Screenshot of Google Maps app on Android

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