The wait is over. The official Google Maps application for the iPhone is now available from the Apple App Store.
Apple's dropping of Google Maps for the new Apple Maps has been a PR disaster for the company. However, after a bit of a wait, iPhone owners have actually ended up with a far better product.
The new Google Maps app for the iPhone includes turn-by-turn navigation, as well as providing those important features missing in Apple Maps - Street View and Transit Directions.
Google has also released two useful products for iPhone app developers, a Google Maps SDK for iOS, and a simple URL scheme to help developers build apps that include Google Maps.