Apple Maps just doesn't cut it for everyone, so there is a rich market of GPS alternatives for the iPhone. Many are good. In this review we test Google Maps for iOS, Navigon USA, Gokivo, MapQuest, Scout, Nokia HERE Maps, Waze and even Apple Maps.
Nokia HERE Maps is an iOS 5.x and earlier Google Maps replacement. It made a huge splash back when it was originally released late in 2012. The big thing here is that it is nearly an identical replacement for what Google previously provided and Apple removed with the introduction of iOS 6.
It does local search and it also provides driving, walking and transit directions for iPhone users. However, it does not do turn-by-turn directions. So, nice try Nokia, but with the new Google Maps for iOS now available for download, Nokia HERE Maps really doesn't provide the value it did at its initial release. Heck, I'd even take Apple Maps over Nokia HERE Maps at this point, even with its issues. At least the turn-by-turn navigation part is sorta-kinda accurate, but again, your mileage may vary.
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