Apple Is Heavily Promoting Alternative Map Apps In The App Store

Now that Apple has told the world that it didn’t come with its best offering for Maps, the company is now featuring other map applications heavily within the App Store in case you didn’t notice:

It’s also showing up for the iPad:

This is pretty bold stuff from Apple, I have to say. It’s good for users, and good for competitors. Oh, Google, where art thou?

P.S. Apple is taking a cut on those paid maps apps. Smart.