Google Maps vs. Apple Maps 1 – 0

Apple’s unreliable maps application is well known and there are quite a lot of people that became victims of it’s inconsistency. In fact Apple’s maps app is so bad, Australian police issued a warning for Australian citizens not to rely on Apple maps as it was misleading them big time.

Apple people were well aware they were behind rivals in this area (as in some others too) so they convinced Google to save the day for them. And Google came through providing Apple with an excellent Maps App. However, there were some complaints about direction accuracy.

The new app includes features like:

–        Street View so you can see real photos at street level of any location on the map;
–        public transportation information – Bus lines, subways, and commuter rail;
–        turn-by-turn navigation – a vocal guide to your destination;
–         more data for the locations you might be looking for.

There are also some Apple features that are no longer there such as Flyover and Siri integration (so you won’t be able to activate Google Maps by voice). Nevertheless, there are compensations that Maps App comes with like the fact that it links to your Google account so that your search history will be listed in the Maps App.

It is nice to see Apple admitting mistake and reaching out for help to a competitor. However, that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t continuing to work on their own product. They should be aware though that Google is working on an update so catching up with them will be a difficult task.

Bottom-line, the Maps App isn’t perfect, but then again what is? The thing that matters is that this is a historical change for Apple.

Google Maps App vs. Apple Maps App - Source

Google Maps App vs. Apple Maps App – Source

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