Google Maps for the iPhone is now available for download, allowing owners of the iPhone 5 – along with earlier iPhones which have been updgraed to Apple's iOS 6 – to replace the much-maligned Apple Maps with the familiar and more trusted Google software.
Google Maps was pre-installed on the iPhone since the smartphone made its debut in 2007, but Apple dropped Google Maps from this year's iOS 6 update, in favour of home-grown mapping software which quickly proved to be plagued with problems.
The new Google Maps app features voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, as also found on Google Maps for Android, along with street view mode and in some countries – but not Australia, alas – public transit mode.
The not-so-great news? The app's only designed for the iPhone, not the iPad. However, it's definitely more usable on the screen of the iPad Mini compared to a full-size iPad.
Download: Google Maps for iPhone
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.