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Apple (iOS) Maps 130 49.62%
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:28 AM   #76
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Until I can import a custom map with turn by turn directions, they are all ok but not fantastic
That's not really a basic map feature though.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:31 AM   #77
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That's not really a basic map feature though.
Perhaps not basic, but certainly not uncommon
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 07:50 AM   #78
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For me I find Apple Maps to be somewhat featureless. No avoidances, POI are pretty bad or non existent and I find the traffic to be better (still not perfect) with Google.

I don't really have trouble with navigation on either and I prefer Apple maps integration.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 03:15 PM   #79
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Apple, only because it's not 3rd party

If Google maps was a default app, it'd be my favorite. Both deliver about the same performance and reliability for me, so I can't complain.
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 12:37 AM   #80
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Loved Apple maps when it came out, still love it now.
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 05:56 PM   #81
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I use Google maps here in the UK.Much better and correct too
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Old Aug 2, 2013, 05:30 PM   #82
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When I plan a route in Google maps, a large panel is blocking about 20% of my screen (iPad). Is there a way to view a route and hide this panel? Apple maps is better here, showing the whole route without a panel blocking my view.

I like street view on Google maps.
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Old Aug 3, 2013, 12:49 PM   #83
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I like the Apple voice directions. However, Apple maps doesn't always give the most direct route. Google maps did. (Back roads in north florida for example) It seems to reroute quite nicely.
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Old Aug 4, 2013, 01:26 PM   #84
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I use Apple maps and haven't had an issue with them. All maps apps have some sort of issue though.
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Old Aug 4, 2013, 07:39 PM   #85
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Easy question.

The street of my office doesn't exist in Apple Maps. (reported)
No problems with Waze, Google Maps, OSM...
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Old Aug 4, 2013, 08:11 PM   #86
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Apple maps give better directions whilst driving and the overall UI is clearer with better contrast of street names and buildings. The directions in front of the green / blue background are great because they look just like real direction signs it makes it easier when driving.

But Google maps has better information, places, POI, reviews. Just not as good UI when in a car and the spoken directions can be a bit late -- for example not telling me what exit to take on a roundabout until I've entered the roundabout.

Both are missing stuff, like speed cameras locations, speed on a lane and spoken directions could be improved - for example it could say take a left at the roundabout, and then stay on the right lane for a right turn in x miles.

Apple has better UI and spoken directions; Google has better information.
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 11:52 AM   #87
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Google maps are far better detailed and looking but the satellite view is 7 years out of date in my area.
Why can they not update the satellite view?
Hate apple maps and yelp.
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Old Nov 10, 2013, 11:27 AM   #88
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Google maps, as I simply don't trust Apple Maps with taking me to the right place when I am outside of major metro area. As others pointed out, Apple Maps has a slightly more pleasant nav interface, but data accuracy is what matters in a maps app.

I may give Apple map another chance in a year or two, for now - it's buried in a holder and off my home screen.
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Old Nov 12, 2013, 06:39 PM   #89
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Apple Maps took around 80 percent of Google Maps' iOS traffic in one year


http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/...ic-in-one-year

Personally I only use Apple Maps, tried Google maps and totally not feeling it. I've only ran into one wrong POI, but I do live in Canada and it seems the US has the most inaccurate POIs in Apple Maps.
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Old Nov 12, 2013, 06:56 PM   #90
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I wish Apple was speedier about acting on user-submitted map corrections.
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Old Nov 12, 2013, 07:07 PM   #91
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Apple Maps took around 80 percent of Google Maps' iOS traffic in one year
Of course it took 80%, it's the default, included map app. Most people may not even notice that it's different than the included app in iOS 5.

That being said, I'm using Apple Maps at the moment. I really do prefer google, but I decided that I'd give the built in app a chance.
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