Google's Maps app returns to Apple's iPhone

Nearly three months after Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) replaced Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) preloaded mapping services with its own Apple Maps platform, Google Maps is once again available to iOS device users, this time as a native application offered for download from the App Store. Google released the eagerly awaited Maps app late yesterday evening. The free app is highlighted by turn-by-turn voice navigation, a feature absent from the preinstalled iOS version because of multiple disputes between Google and Apple, as well as vector-based map images available in 2D or 3D views. Google Maps also integrates live traffic conditions, public transit data and details on more than 80 million businesses and points of interest, complete with Street View and Business Photos images, contact information, user ratings and reviews. Article