“Apple has been taking lots of justified heat for its decision to replace Google Maps on the iPhone with a fledgling, and flawed, maps app of its own,” Walt Mossberg writes for AllThingsD. “In my otherwise favorable review of the new iPhone 5, I called Apple’s maps app ‘the biggest drawback’ on the device and ‘a step backward from the familiar Google app.'”
“Google plans to announce on Thursday that it is adding its popular Street View feature, missing from Apple’s maps, to the Web version of Google Maps accessed from the iPhone and iPad,” Mossberg writes. ” I tested this addition, which displays 360-degree photographic street views of selected locations, and interior photographic views of certain businesses, using sample links Google sent me. These links worked well, allowing me to see the locations and pan around with a finger.”
Mossberg writes, “Also, I believe Google is working on a new Google Maps app for the Apple platform, one that would be offered as an optional download.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Google may very well be working on a Maps app for iOS devices, but Mossberg once reported that Apple would deliver a plug-in for Adobe’s Flash “through an early software update” to the original iPhone, so keep that in mind when he talks about what he believes is coming to Apple’s App Store.