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After short absence, Google Maps returns to the Apple iPhone (+video)

Google Maps, which was temporarily banished by Apple from all iOS 6 devices, is back in style. 

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Back in September, Apple booted Google Maps from iOS 6, and replaced it with an in-house mapping application called Apple Maps. Panic ensued. Users, who had been leaning on Google Maps since the launch of the first iPhone, in 2007, suddenly found themselves saddled with a buggy, incomplete, and sometimes wildly incorrect piece of software. 

"[Apple] Maps," seethed David Pogue of the New York Times, "is an appalling first release. It may be the most embarrassing, least usable piece of software Apple has ever unleashed." 


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