Friday, September 21, 2012

Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) V Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL): Google Working on New Version of Google Maps for iPhone5

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) has dumped Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) Maps for its own new mapping application i its new operating software but according to reports, Google is waiting for the Cupertino company to approve a new version of its Google Maps.

9to5Mac reported that Goole has submitted a new version of its mapping application to Apple that can be used on its new iPhone launched earlier this month.

Currently the new iPhone has the new Apple map app and owners of the iPhone 4S will find their Google Maps replaced by Apple Maps when they upgrade their software to iOS6.

The problem with Apple's mapping application is that it is nowhere near as good as Google Maps. There have been reports of users of the new app putting up hilarious stories of their experience with it.

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Its 3D feature gives nightmarish images of well-known monuments and structures, according to stories on Twitter and other social media.

There are various reports on this issue. According to TechCrunch the new Google Maps will not be available until the end of the year.

Last week Apple removed its YouTube app for iOS 6 and Google released new version of YouTube app for Apple's new operating software. All this bodes well for customers who swear by Google Maps, by the far among the best location services available at the moment.

If there is sufficient criticism of Apple's new mapping application it might just prod the company to approve the new version of Google Maps.

Those who buy the iPhone5 may not have much choice but users of older versions of the iPhone may now just stick to the older versions of the iOS and wait till Google Maps is once again available. 

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