People around the world have been asking for Google Maps on iPhone. Starting today, we’re pleased to announce that Google Maps is here—rolling out across the world in the Apple App Store. It’s designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier.

The app shows more map on screen and turns mobile mapping into one intuitive experience. It’s a sharper looking, vector-based map that loads quickly and provides smooth tilting and rotating of 2D and 3D views. The search box at the top is a good place to start—perhaps by entering the name of a new and interesting restaurant. An expandable info sheet at the bottom shows the address, opening hours, ratings and reviews, images, directions and other information.

Google Maps is now available for iPhone

At the heart of this app is our constantly improving map of the world that includes detailed information for more than 80 million businesses and points of interest. Preview where you want to go with Street View and see inside places with Business Photos to decide on a table or see if it’s better at the bar. To get you there, you’ve got voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic conditions to avoid the jams and if you want to use public transportation, find information for more than one million public transit stops.

via Official Google Blog

But in this bloggers opinion Apple‘ Maps still has the potential of being better than Google Maps, it is already prettier  as in the comparision below;

iPhone Maps vs. Google Maps

iPhone Maps vs. Google Maps

The top row is Apple native iOS 6 Maps and the bottom row is the familiar Google Maps, the only addition that I can see from Google since iOS 5 is the addition of 3D in the vector layer. But we all know how inaccurate iOS 6 Maps can be, so I think I’ll be using a mixture of both.

 

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