Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

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Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

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Google Maps didn’t take long to capture the top spot among free iPhone apps.

Driving back into iTunes earlier today, the app had already reached first place after the first several hours. It’s also garnered close to 8,000 reviews at this point, almost all of them earning five stars.

Google Maps was kicked out of the App Store after iOS 6 debuted in September. Apple replaced it with its own Maps app as the default navigation program for iOS.

But Apple Maps proved to be a wrong turn for the company following complaints of missing locations, faulty images, bad directions, and a host of other glitches.

Apple was forced to fess up to its Maps mess, even going so far as to recommend that users turn to other Maps apps as alternatives. Scott Forstall, Apple ‘s iOS software chief, was reportedly fired over the Maps fiasco after refusing to sign a letter aplogizing for the flaws in the app.

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Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

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