Apple Launches New Featured Category For Alternative Map Apps In App Store

In his open letter to customer published earlier today, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook apologized for iOS 6 Maps app and also recommended customers to try alternative mapping apps available in the App Store or web-based mapping services offered by Google and Nokia.

Apple has followed it up by launching a new featured category “Find maps for your iPhone” (similar one for the iPad) in the App Store, which showcases mapping apps from Waze, MapQuest, Microsoft’s Bing etc.

Apple has also launched a new web page on its website, which shows how to add a Home screen icon (web clip) for web-based mapping services from Google and Nokia.

It is good to see Apple going that extra mile to show customers how to find alternative map apps from its competitors, it makes Tim Cook’s apology that much more genuine.

What do you think?