After Tim Cook apologized in an open letter for Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps App and suggested other Map alternatives including webbased Google Maps and Nokia Maps, Apple has also added a new featured section to the App Store highlighting some other “free and paid” map alternatives. This section includes map apps such as RoadMate USA, Waze, Mapquest, Garmin, Bing, and MotionX. It looks like Apple is taking the Map criticism seriously.
iDownloadBlog wrote: “As our reader Rich Marchetti noted on Twitter, it’s interesting how Apple didn’t feature the TomTom app in the section. As you know, Apple collaborates with TomTom on iOS 6 Maps so probably Apple didn’t want to highlight the company which supplies it with widely criticized data sets.”
Source [MacRumors & iDownloadBlog]