Steven Spriggs was pulled over and ticketed in January 2012 for using a map application on his smartphone while driving.
Apple fans who cursed in the street when Apple Maps gave them bad directions will be relieved to know that Google Maps will soon be back on the iPhone. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is working on a new version of the app that will be even better than the last.
More than 100 million Apple lovers were disappointed when the iPhone’s new operating system, iOS 6, failed to deliver a map application that could compete with Google’s. Today Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to users, even offering them a way to bring back Google maps back to their phones and iPad tablets.
Apple has officially ditched Google Maps. When the company releases iOS 6 this fall, the latest iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices will come standard with Apple Maps. And instead of Zagat ratings and Google’s user reviews, Apple Maps will be integrated with Yelp, a popular social network for rating local businesses. If the new map doesn’t work out, at least you’ll know where to send your complaints.