Apple adds a section to the App Store for alternative map apps
Only hours following Apple CEO Tim Cook's open letter to customers regarding Maps on iOS 6, Apple has added a featured box in the App store for users to "find apps for your iPhone" that takes you to a section devoted to maps apps.
This is a very impressive and humble move by Apple. Apple is typically a rather arrogant company, so Tim Cook's letter and this new section of the App Store show a side of Apple that is willing to admit fault and do what's needed to improve their users' experience.
Apple has featured the following 13 map apps:
- MotionX GPS Drive - $0.99 - Download Now
- Waze social GPS traffic & gas - Free - Download Now
- MapQuest - Free - Download Now
- GPS by TeleNav - Free - Download Now
- Scout by Telenav - Free - Download Now
- Garmin U.S.A - $39.99 - Download Now
- Gokivo GPS Navigator - $0.99 - Download Now
- Navigon USA - $39.99 - Download Now
- CoPilot Live Premium HD - $12.99 - Download Now
- CoPilot GPS - Free - Download Now
- Bing - Free - Download Now
- Magellan RoadMate USA - $49.99 - Download Now
- AT&T Navigator - Free (with subscription) - Download Now
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