google-maps-ios-6-navigation-iphone-ipod-touch-1After a months-long absence prompted by Apple updating their mobile operating system to iOS 6 – Google Maps is back!

The official Google Maps app returned to Apple’s App store yesterday as a standalone app.  The new app is free and includes turn-by-turn navigation (something lacking in the last manifestation of Google Maps on the iOS platform), an integrated street view, an a 3-D like Google Earth view.

Download the app here for your iOS device: