“Apple Maps is now used ‘three times as often’ as Google Maps on iPhones and iPads, according to a report Monday from the Associated Press,” Michael de Waal-Montgomery reports for VentureBeat. “In total, the mapping service is seeing ‘more than five billion map-related requests each week,’ it said.”

“Apple has been steadily improving its maps experience since it was introduced in 2012 to replace Google Maps as the standard mapping service on iOS devices. It has been gaining traction ever since, despite being widely slammed for many errors at launch,” de Waal-Montgomery reports. “The initial release of Apple Maps was so bad, in fact, that Apple executive Scott Forstall resigned after refusing to issue a public apology. Chief executive Tim Cook had to issue the apology instead.”

de Waal-Montgomery reports, “Three years on, though, and there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Apple Maps.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Maps today is certainly usable. We would however love to be able to modify routes along the way with moveable waypoints as with Google Maps.

Apple Maps, once a laughingstock, now dominates iPhones – December 7, 2015