BY | December 19, 2012

finally after a rather long wait iPhone 5 gets Google Maps app. But this also means that Samsung Galaxy S3 loses advantage over Apple’s smart-phone

Google Maps is finally making its way back to the highest selling smartphone in the world Apple’s iPhone. This seems to be another letdown for Cupertino based Apple that is facing one humiliation after the other. Apple’s stocks are going down and down and it failed to get a ban on Samsung devices in the US market. Besides, its sales of iPhone 5 and iPad 4 are not as strong as analysts had predicted, making Apple look on shaky ground.

Apple had removed Google Maps from iOS 6 and because of the fact that iPhone 5 came with iOS6 out of the box, Apple fans didn’t get Google Maps. Instead Apple put Apple Maps instead in the iOS 6 that was not fully complete to take place of a very well planned and prepared Google Maps.

Millions of iPhone users who use their smart-phone map application for finding their way to different destinations must be feeling relieved as they get to use a rich and reliable Maps app on their handsets. There were many Apple fans who were so much disappointed by the fact that Apple had booted out Google Maps that they had threatened to even stop using Apple smart-phone.

Reports suggest that thanks to the new app, many iPhone users who were forced to rely on a flawed Apple Maps can stop relying on the flawed Apple maps app that replaced it as a built-in feature in September. Though it will continue to remain a part of their apps, nonetheless with Google Maps app, they will be able to install and use it as well.

But this new app may be a big headache for Android smart-phone manufacturers who were projecting lack of Google Maps on Apple smart-phones as a disadvantage for iPhones. A report says, “The reappearance of Google Maps on the iPhone closes a big advantage Google’s own Android phones had gained when Apple’s replacement turned out to lack some key features, such as labeling of buildings and businesses, street-view photos and public-transit routing. It also offered too much inaccurate location data”.

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