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Apple iOS 6 Maps and eight alternatives (115+ screenshot gallery)

Apple's new iOS 6 Maps application and service is an upgrade for most folks, but there are many others who are not that happy with it. Here's a look at typical screens on Apple Maps and eight good alternatives for iOS 6 users.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

This is a typical launch screen for Apple Maps.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Tap the bottom right corner to access settings and view modes.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

The satellite 3D view in cities is pretty slick, but may not be that practical.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

You can view 3D building views in standard mode as well.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Inside Century Link field in Seattle.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Zoomed out view of Seattle, Washington.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Tap the top left arrow to enter destinations.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Driving and walking directions are supported in Apple Maps.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Tapping the arrow icon twice turns on the compass mode where the cone rotates as you turn side-to-side.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Different routes can be selected in Apple Maps.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Routes can be tapped on and selected.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

3D view in a smaller city.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Directions paused, showing the resume button.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Road signs appear much like they are in real life. Apple Maps makes things nice and clear.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

One great thing about Apple Maps is the ability to see directions on the lock screen.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

You can view your route in text, overview mode as well.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps

Transit functionality is not included, so iOS gives you some suggested solutions to fill this void.

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Navigon

Navigon has always been one of my favorite iOS and Windows Phone apps.

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Navigon

The main launch screen gives you the ability to quickly tap one of the four buttons hovering over the map to get going without diving into the application.

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Navigon

Typical navigation with Navigon. Note the status shown on the display.

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Navigon

Night time view of navigating with Navigon.

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Navigon

Oops, Navigon shows I went over the speed limit just a bit here.

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Navigon

Lots of POIs are shown in Navigon.

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Navigon

Similar to Google Maps, Navigon shows you a real photo of your destination when you arrive.

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Navigon

Walking to and then seeing the destination is great in Navigon.

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Navigon

Another view of Navigon walking around the city of Seattle.

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Navigon

Another navigation view on Navigon.

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Navigon

Cockpit view in Navigon shows you some GPS essentials.

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Navigon

There are several options, including social networking connections, in Navigon.

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Navigon

Navigon lets you download maps by state, which can save you a TON of storage space.

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Navigon

Navigon is already expensive and then when you see the Extras you get charged even more.

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Navigon

One of the extras is Panorama View 3D, but I could not get it to download.

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CoPilot Live

You can toggle the start screen on and off and even input the name that appears when CoPilot Live launches.

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CoPilot Live

Info bar settings let you customize your experience.

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CoPilot Live

Driving menu options.

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CoPilot Live

I like the route alternative options.

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CoPilot Live

Daytime routes in CoPilot Live.

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CoPilot Live

Setting up a navigation session.

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CoPilot Live

You can drag your finger over a route to customize it completely to your liking.

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CoPilot Live

Car routing preferences.

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CoPilot Live

Typical view when driving and following directions.

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CoPilot Live

Navigating at night with the status shown at the right.

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CoPilot Live

Text view of the directions.

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CoPilot Live

Main menu Go To options. Note how many choices you have for options.

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CoPilot Live

Route menu options.

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CoPilot Live

MyCoPilot settings and options available.

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CoPilot Live

Settings in CoPilot Live. Are you now understanding how many settings are available in CoPilot?

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CoPilot Live

Map Display settings within the settings area.

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CoPilot Live

Guidance settings within the settings area.

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CoPilot Live

ActiveTraffic settings within the settings area.

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CoPilot Live

Speed limit settings within the settings area. I have never had a ticket and like to stay well below the speed limit when I drive.

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CoPilot Live

Several themes available in CoPilot Live.

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CoPilot Live

There are a few social networking settings available in CoPilot Live.

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CoPilot Live

More settings include the very cool parking utility, weather, fuel prices, and more.

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CoPilot Live

It costs a bit more for the Fuel Prices functionality.

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CoPilot Live

Navigating with CoPilot Live.

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CoPilot Live

Navigating with CoPilot Live.

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CoPilot Live

You can download maps by region so you can easily manage your storage capacity.

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Telenav Scout

The dashboard in Scout is a bit busy, but easy to jump right into something.

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Telenav Scout

There are alternatives available when you enter a destination.

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Telenav Scout

Typical navigation with Scout.

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Telenav Scout

Route summary view shows speeds and delays.

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Telenav Scout

Note the different buttons on the display for traffic and music.

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Telenav Scout

Next turn shown in Scout.

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Telenav Scout

Scout rules when it comes to cool POI support. I particularly like the movie times and reviews support.

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Telenav Scout

WiFi hotspots is one of the POI categories in Scout.

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Telenav Scout

More POI categories in Scout.

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Telenav Scout

Settings within Scout.

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Telenav Scout

More settings to customize Scout for your needs.

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Telenav Scout

You can download one region at a time with Scout and as you can see the size is about 1GB per region.

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MotionX GPS Drive

A rather interesting search UI is found when you launch the program.

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MotionX GPS Drive

The navigation menu appears when you are in the map view and tap the proper button.

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MotionX GPS Drive

There are a number of settings in the application.

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MotionX GPS Drive

You can purchase different voices for the navigation experience.

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MotionX GPS Drive

Free traffic is provided in the app.

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MotionX GPS Drive

A typical driving scenario shows you don't get the full iPhone 5 display to use and it is quite busy.

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MotionX GPS Drive

All of these apps work in landscape mode too.

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MotionX GPS Drive

The speed limit warning turned red because I went a bit fast on I-5.

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MotionX GPS Drive

Traffic status is shown here and green means we are good to go.

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Waze

Waze is a fun GPS application with a heavy focus on community support. I didn't think it was powerful enough to satisfy my needs.

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Waze

You will find alternative routes available for your selection.

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Waze

Typical navigation screen in Waze.

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Waze

Route ETA and quick summary.

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Waze

After you have been a user for a while you too can report different incidents to the community.

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Waze

This shows how you might show information on police presence.

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Waze

Accident report form.

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Waze

There are large buttons available in the main menu of Waze.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

When you launch Google Maps in Safari you are prompted to add a Home screen shortcut.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

Note the menu options in the upper right. Google Maps is fairly full features in the browser.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

Menu options in Google Maps.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

After you sign into your Google account you will see your starred items appear.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

You can plan routes for automobiles, busses, walking, and even riding a bike.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

List view of directions.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

Route plotted in Google Maps.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

Once again we see options to select from different candidate routes.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

Transit directions are supported.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

Here is a view of walking directions.

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Safari web app: Google Maps

Biking directions are also supported.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Note all of the POIs present in Nokia Maps.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Sign into your free Nokia account to see saved destinations.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Route, distance, and ETA is shown.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Directions in text format.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Current location and setting up a route.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Maps toggles.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Traffic incident view toggles.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Traffic status is shown in color.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Search for destinations.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Turn-by-turn appears in Nokia Maps and works nearly as good as a dedicated application.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Yes, audio support is provided in Nokia Maps for FREE.

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Safari web app: Nokia Maps

Route, traffic, and construction information.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

This website does the best job of using the full display.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

Options are limited, but at least it is free.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

You can get driving, transit, and walking directions.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

The overall route is shown, but you can pinch, zoom, and slide to optimize what you see.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

Turn-by-turn with the text covering most of the display.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

Turn-by-turn with the map slid down to reveal more.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

Traffic status can be viewed.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

Transit directions tell me to get on the Sounder train.

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Safari web app: Bing Maps

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