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Apple CEO Tim Cook Recommends Bing Maps App for iOS6

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by , 09-28-2012 at 05:35 PM (2691 Views)
Not happy with Apple's pre-installed home-grown mapping application in iOS6? Apple's CEO Tim Cook recommends you try alternatives including the Bing Maps mapping application included with the Bing suite of tools for iOS6.

Tim Cook:
"While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."

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I'd like to see a chart comparing features of all of the available features in each application. In particular, which ones include turn-by-turn (live) navigation. That is one really useful feature in Apple's mapping application that was not in Google Maps. My wife uses Skobbler's GPS Navigation 2 ($0.99) on her iPad.

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    Another good article about alternative Navigation apps on the iPhone.

    "Microsoft’s Bing search app has a Maps section that offers (voice-free) turn-by-turn walking, transit and driving directions. "

    With Apple’s Maps Misstep, Other Nav Apps Get Their Turn
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    And this: "Bing: Unlike Google Maps and Nokia Maps, Bing — Microsoft’s search engine — and its maps component is an application that’s built specifically for the iPhone. That means the application runs more smoothly than a Web-based application like Google’s Web-based maps app. You can also speak your destinations into the Bing application instead of typing them."

    Apple CEO Tim Cook's Maps Alternatives - Digits - WSJ

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