The App Store featured a new offering this week: Google’s much-anticipated native Google Maps app, bringing the full-featured navigation tool (first appearing in iPhone OS 1.1.3 back in January of 2008) back to the platform after iOS 6 replaced the original Maps app backed by Google’s data with an all-Apple Maps app. We’ve spent some time with the new app, and we want to hear from all of you: are you switching, or sticking?
Also of note today: Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5 in China garnered two million units sold in the first three days. We’ll take a quick look at the global market and discuss how Apple’s holiday quarter is shaping up.
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Talkcast tonight: Navigating the new Maps landscape on iOS 6 originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.