iOS: iPhone and iPad users, your wait is over: Google has unveiled an official Google Maps app for iOS, and it's available now in the iTunes App Store. It comes with all of the features you'd expect: turn-by-turn voice-guided driving directions, transit and walking directions, 2D and 3D maps, Street View and aerial imagery, and more.
If you don't see Google Maps in the iTunes App Store now, wait a bit?Google says it's rolling out across the globe right now. We tried it out, and it works as advertised: a similar experience to Google Maps in Android, and the addition of Google's great turn-by-turn driving directions is a nice bonus. The search box at the top of any screen doesn't just search locations, it also searches nearby businesses and destinations that you may be interested in, and tapping them brings up their Google Local information, so you can call, see them on a map, read more information, or get directions.
Indoor and outdoor Street View data is included as well, so you can use the app to just browse maps of the globe, or see the inside of popular landmarks and other nearby destinations. You can also toggle 3D view and aerial/satellite photos. The app is built for iPhone, but works just fine blown up on an iPad too. Google Maps is free of course, and available now.
Google Maps (Free) | iTunes App Store via Official Google Blog