The new Google Maps application for the iPhone became the most downloaded free item in Apple's App Store on Thursday, just hours after its launch.
long-awaited app launched in the early hours of Thursday morning,
finally bringing relief to the millions of iPhone users forced to rely
on Apple's own much-maligned mapping system.
The popularity of
Google Maps provided an insight into the unpopularity of Apple's own
attempt at providing a map service. Its launch came after Apple ditched its partnership with Google ahead of the launch of iOS6, the most recently launched operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
around the world have been asking for Google Maps on iPhone," wrote
Daniel Graf, director of Google Maps for Mobile in a thinly veiled dig
at Apple's own geographical travails.
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