While Apple deals with its maps issues, Baidu (BIDU) is rolling out a major update for the iOS...

|By:, SA News Editor

While Apple deals with its maps issues, Baidu (BIDU) is rolling out a major update for the iOS and Android editions of Baidu Maps. Store/restaurant discounts, better voice navigation, and real-time traffic and public transit data are some of the new features. Baidu was recently estimated to control 17.3% of China's mobile maps market, and appears poised to eclipse Google as the market's #2 player. #1 AutoNavi (AMAP) is expected to provide local data for Apple's maps.