Ever since iOS 6 appeared with the less-than-reliable Apple Maps in place of Google Maps, iDevice owners have been anxiously awaiting the availability of Google Maps for the new OS. That time may be drawing near, but perhaps not soon enough for your holiday travels. Not to worry: The App Store is crawling with worthy contenders, many of which we've road-tested.
Three of the free or cheap apps that follow provide excellent spoken turn-by-turn directions. The other two go places that Google Maps never will. All are available right now for iOS 6, the platform that brought you the joke "A guy with Apple Maps walks into a bar. Or it could be a church. Possibly a bike shop..."