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Walt Mossberg, writing in the Wall Street Journal’s All Things D blog, labeled it the best smartphone on the market but criticized Apple’s new mapping application, which replaced Google’s maps used on older models. “While Apple’s maps feature a 3-D “flyover” view of some central cities, they lack Google’s very useful ground-level photographic street views,” he said. “They also lack public-transit routing. Apple will instead link you to third-party transit apps,” he added, although he praised the addition of turn-by-turn map navigation, something Google had not made available in its iPhone app. (BECK DIEFENBACH/REUTERS)
Walt Mossberg, writing in the Wall Street Journal’s All Things D blog, labeled it the best smartphone on the market but criticized Apple’s new mapping application, which replaced Google’s maps used on older models. “While Apple’s maps feature a 3-D “flyover” view of some central cities, they lack Google’s very useful ground-level photographic street views,” he said. “They also lack public-transit routing. Apple will instead link you to third-party transit apps,” he added, although he praised the addition of turn-by-turn map navigation, something Google had not made available in its iPhone app. (BECK DIEFENBACH/REUTERS)

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