Sep 21, 2012

The Buzz Around Apple iPhone 5, Google Maps and MapQuest’s Voice-Guided Navigation App on iOS

There’s a lot of buzz right now around mapping and navigation since Apple removed Google Maps as their preloaded mapping provider and launched their own version of voice guided navigation on the new iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 that hit stores today.

As two of our biggest competitors in the industry battle it out, the free voice-guided turn-by-turn MapQuest iPhone navigation app continues to grow, helping millions of people each month confidently get them to their destinations. Having pioneered free voice-guided navigation on the iPhone in 2010, here’s a recap of what people like so much about our iPhone app and why it’s in the top 100 of over 500,000 apps in the iTunes store.

  • It’s free
  • Helpful hints in the route narrative for easy navigation
  • One-touch search
  • Trustworthy directions
  • Business information and reviews
  • Real-time traffic conditions
  • Live traffic cameras
  • Multi-stop routes

Find out for yourself why our iPhone app is so popular. Download MapQuest 3.0 right now (for free) from the App Store and get exploring!