UPDATE (2012/09/29): YouTube icon also made available below, by request.
iOS 6 replaces the original “Maps” app (which has used Google Maps since the first version of iOS) with its own “Apple Maps” software. — Google does offer a web-based version of Google Maps, but if you install this to your homescreen through Safari, the icon is much worse than the original one from Apple. 😞
Until Google is able to release a downloadable copy of Google Maps via the App Store, here are some installable “Configuration Profiles” that not only retain the original icon for Google Maps on iPhone but also allow the web-version to run fullscreen:
- iPhone version: googleMaps-classicIconForiOS6.mobileconfig
- iPad version: googleMaps-classicIconForiOS6~ipad.mobileconfig
When installing these, if you're asked for a password, it's just iOS asking for you to confirm your device's passcode that you'd use to unlock it.
Running Google Maps in Safari isn't perfect, but this does at least allow you to retain some of the prior feel. — Try it out! 👍🏻
UPDATE: Installable classic YouTube icon, too!
These will restore the original YouTube iOS icon, and point you to its mobile website:
- iPhone version: youtube-classicIconForiOS6.mobileconfig
- iPad version: youtube-classicIconForiOS6~iPad.mobileconfig