Nearly 3 months after Tim Cook apologized for Apple's (AAPL) iOS 6 Maps, a Google Maps (GOOG)...

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Nearly 3 months after Tim Cook apologized for Apple's (AAPL) iOS 6 Maps, a Google Maps (GOOG) app is available for the iPhone (an iPad version arrives later). It comes with turn-by-turn navigation, public transit data, and an SDK for 3rd-party apps, as well as some Google Earth and local/POI content that wasn't in the Google Maps apps once pre-loaded on iDevices. The app should also provide Google plenty of ways to integrate local ads. Expect it to rocket up App Store leaderboards in short order. (NYT review) (previous)