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8 Free (Almost) Map App for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 – Making Navigation Easier!

Map for iPhone 5 and iOS 6

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It’s almost been two weeks after the iconic iPhone 5 has hit the market. And without any shadow of doubts it can be said that the all new Smartphone has everything you can expect from a phone, except a small let down – the Apple Map app. This app comes with no street view and shows very inaccurate results. For this reason many IPhone 5 users are getting irksome and are vying for a Google Map app which at the time is not available to iPhone 5 users.

As a matter of fact, any iPhone user who have upgraded to iOS 6 in the last two weeks will not be able to access Google Map app. It has created a lot of problems for the drivers. You cannot locate the restaurants, gas stations or any other place where you need to go without a proper map app.

With a Google Map app for iPhone OS nowhere in sight, here we bring you some of the top free map apps that operate on iPhone 5 and iOS 6. Check them out –

1. Bing

Find everything you are looking for with Bing. It helps you get anywhere you desire. Just convey Bing what you are looking for (it has voice-activated search)- addresses, shops, gas stations. it will give you directions right away. And guess what? This iPhone 5 map app is available for free.

2. MapQuest

Here comes a map app from the #1 provider of FREE voice-guided, turn-by-turn, GPS navigation for iPhone! Like the expensive GPS units, MapQuest free app speaks to you, and gives you instructions. It comes handy to search for restaurants and other popular places with just a tap. And guess what? You can check live traffic on the way! And, in case you took a wrong turn, MapQuest will re-route you automatically. All these come in a free map app? Yeah, that’s the best part!

3. Waze Social GPS Traffic & Gas

A free community-based traffic and navigation app, Waze has a subscriber base of over 20 million. Just plug it into the driving community in your locality and outsmart traffic, save time and gas expenses, and enjoy better commute.

Waze social GPS traffic & gas

4. CoPilot GPS

CoPilot GPS is a powerful new free offline route planning and local exploring app from the developers who created CoPilot Live navigation. With detailed street maps stored on your iPhone or iPad, this app allows you to calculate routes and get road directions in places where there is no cell coverage.

Apart from locating restaurants, stores, gas stations and more, this app lets you search for local businesses as well as attractions using Bing™ and Wikipedia.

5. GPS by Telenav

A road-tested, top-notched, highly-rated, and award-winning turn-by-turn navigation app, loved by tens of millions of people worldwide, Telenav has received critical acclaims from several tech experts.

6. Yellow Pages

This is the one and only YellowPages, leader in local mobile search – a Turn-By-Turn Voice GPS Navigation. The app is much loved by the iPhone users. And the best part is that it’s free!

7. AT&T Navigator: GPS Navigation

It is a Voice-guided GPS navigation, traffic & search. It has features like automatic map updates, one tap traffic avoidance, search for lowest gas prices and simple address input. AT&T Navigator works on AT&T iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, 3G-enabled iPad and iPad 2.

AT&T Navigator: GPS Navigation

You must have an AT&T mobile phone number to subscribe. The subscription fee for this app appears on AT&T bill.

8. MotionX GPS Drive

It is the #1 Rated iPhone and iPad navigation solutions. Priced at just $0.99 a month, it has grabbed the title for Best iPhone 5 App for Drivers. The cost is so low; we could not resist ourselves from putting it in the free app category.

Hope you find the information useful. As for those who want to invest on a pricey map app – we’ll be back with a list pretty soon. Did we miss any free map app for iOS 6? Drop us a message in the comment section and help up enrich the post.

About Bidisha Gupta

Bidisha Gupta
Bidisha Gupta is a blogger who loves to write about different recent events. A complete movie buff, TV lover and social butterfly, she loves partying, shopping and eating out! She has done TV blogging for some well known websites and is currently trying her hands on novel. When not working, she can be found chilling out with friends at the finest eateries. Reading books, dancing and listening to music are things that she is interested in. She wants to launch her own lifestyle store, that will help the less fortunate people of the society to earn a living.