Here is another reason why you shouldn’t use the bug-infested Apple Maps app on your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. The search giant has recently added Street View to the Google Maps web app for iOS 6. This means that you’ll no longer get iLost using your iPhone as a tour guide anywhere around the world.
Previously, Google promised to roll out the feature for iOS in the next two weeks or so. However, it looks like the feature has arrived ahead of schedule, in just seven days after the promise was made. All you have to do is pull up any map, and you will see Street View in the corner. It will help you get around if ever you land in unfamiliar territory.
Currently, Street View works for both the Safari and Google Chrome web browsers. There’s still no word if it can be used on other alternative browsers.
When Apple rolled out iOS 6, it ditched Google Maps for its own mapping service Apple Maps. Sadly, the Maps app was riddled with bugs, not showing landmarks where they should be or misnaming places. In other words, it was a huge mess. This forced Apple CEO, Tim Cook, to apologise for the mess on Apple’s official website. He also recommended rival maps such as Google Maps to iOS users.
If you’re looking for the Google Maps app for your iPhone, according to Eric Schmidt, Google chairman, work on the app is yet to begin. However, according to another report, the app will be available towards the end of 2012. In the meantime, you can use Street View on Google Maps on either the Safari web browser or Chrome on your iPhone.
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