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12 Alternatives to Apple Maps

12 Alternatives to Apple Maps
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With image memes and screencaps lambasting Apple Maps spreading like wildfire, Apple's foray into the navigation apps market has been both a PR nightmare and a source of much amusement to netizens. We've even joined in the fun, highlighting a few visual glitches that tickled our funny bones in this story.

In light of the torrent bad reviews and complaints, Apple's CEO Tim Cook issued a public apology for Apple Maps, promising to improve its quality and taking the unprecedented step of recommending products for iPhone owners to use in the mean time. These included Bing, Waze, and Mapquest. Just how good are these Apple Maps alternatives, and what other options are out there?

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    del35 , October 15, 2012 3:22 PM
    Waoooo, Apple surely will patent that image. It looks really Cubist. Picasso is drooling. Why does Apple invent so many incredible things?

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    greghome , October 15, 2012 5:36 PM
    I was surprised that an actual map or a local tour guide was not part of the alternatives listed here :p 
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    templinc , October 15, 2012 10:29 PM
    Motion X GPS Drive is BY FAR the best nav app in the App Store!!!
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    house70 , October 16, 2012 12:15 AM
    ...and none as good as Google Maps.
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    robert3892 , October 18, 2012 1:16 PM
    TomTom Navigation is a great alternative and should be strongly considered. You can also go to their free URL if you need to find something:

    www.routes.tomtom.com
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    Anonymous , October 30, 2012 8:44 PM
    I use them on my Nokia X5530 and you can also have satellite image,paired with a Garmin Bluetooth gps is a great for turn by turn directions it is so good that i once thought it was just a Google custom made for the nokia.

    I know it is an old phone but it is small an whatnot.
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    Anonymous , November 6, 2012 8:40 AM
    Many Maps offers Bing, Google, Nokia and OpenTouchMap control on iPhone and iPad and is in the AppStore now https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/many-maps/id564144687?ls=1&mt=8
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