Some iOS 6 Maps alternatives suggested by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Replacing iOS 6 Maps: Hands-on with MapQuest, Bing, Waze, Google, Nokia
A look at Apple CEO Tim Cook's recommendations for alternatives to iOS 6 Maps.
Apple has faced heaps of criticism over its decision to ditch Google as the data source for iOS 6's rebuilt Maps app. Though it looks great and adds turn-by-turn driving directions, users have been stymied by incorrect or incomplete data and the loss of integrated public transit directions. The problems are bad enough that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a public apology, promising to fix the situation.
In the meantime, however, Cook recommended users check out a variety of other map and navigation solutions, including apps like MapQuest, Waze, and Bing, and mobile Web-based alternatives like Google Maps and Nokia Maps. There are other solutions, particularly turn-by-turn navigation apps like Garmin and Navigon, which can cost up to $40. But Cook's suggestions are free, and worth considering. We decided to compare his suggested options and see which one might be the best alternative.
We tested each app by searching for the John Hancock Building in downtown Chicago. We also looked at the various directions and options, and compared the usability. Unfortunately, none of these apps is a complete replacement for Apple's Maps UI married to Google's mapping data. Each has its pros and cons, and we summarize them below.
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