Apple maps vs Google maps?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Has apple closed the gap do you think in terms of being the app to use for your iphone? are people using apple maps more compared to google maps?
     
  2. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about the US, but not even close in Europe.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Every time I use Apple maps I'm disappointed. They were too late to the race and I doubt they'll ever catch up. Google maps is better in almost every way(aside from iOS integration, which I have no problem living without.)
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I only use Apple Maps now. I actually deleted Google Maps off my iPhone. Google maps is great, but I don't prefer to have two Map applications, when I only use Apple Maps. Apple maps has improved significantly over the years in my opinion.
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Apple Maps is great. Don't know why people tend to not like it.
     
  6. CYKBC, Oct 30, 2016
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    Never use apple. Not as accurate in socal. Can't even tell me which side of the street.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The quality of the map data can vary greatly by location.

    For going to an address, I like Apple Maps. If I'm using a Map app to find something nearby, Google Maps does better for me, in the area I live.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Because the POI data is inaccurate. A map app isn't very helpful if it routes you to a location that isn't what you searched for.
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    That's never happened to me.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Your sample size isn't large enough to say that it isn't a problem.
     
  11. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    Started with Google Maps and have been turning to Apple maps more now. Both work well where I live though it's nice to have both.
     
  12. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Google Maps for walking. Waze for driving.

    Apple Maps for annoyance.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Apple maps is useable now. It still takes me on the longest routes and is nowhere near as feature rich as google maps. The only reason I use it is b.c CarPlay does not allow 3rd party maps.....at least not currently.
     
  14. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Apple should allow a third-party mapping app to be set as default.

    I ain't holdin' my breath, though.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They may allow it. It seems like each year they open things up a little more.
     
  16. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Google, never used Apple maps. Tried waze, wanted to acces my location all the time, so that was a big no.
     
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  18. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Fix for that is Settings -> General -> Location change reporting (turn it off). Done.
     
  19. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not going to do that each time I want to use an app. What is the point if that's?
     
  20. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    1) Waze
    2) Google Maps
    3) Going without any navigation and hoping for the best
    4) Apple Maps
     
  21. Jim165 macrumors member

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    Apple maps is still garbage. Google maps will direct me to the front door of a suite within a large strip mall. Apple maps will just drop me in the middle of the parking lot. Seems to be the case with a lot of my destinations in Apple maps....I'm directed to a "general" location vs the exact location.
     
  22. medenblik macrumors regular

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    Apple maps have improved..I have always preferred google maps as they showed traffic conditions.....but now apple maps does that and has closed the gap.
     
  23. evoga macrumors member

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    I am a delivery driver and Apple maps is the SatNav I now use and it always gets me there and redirects me If there is an accident. I also love using it with the Apple Watch as it taps your wrist for the next turn and shows the information on the watch, much easier than using the phone.
     
  24. macsrcool1234, Oct 30, 2016
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    Oh, so that must mean it never happens to anybody else.
     
  25. feard macrumors member

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    I have CarPlay wihich has apple maps built in. When i need to navigate through traffic waze picks up routes that apple maps does not. I do use both but if I had a choice of one I would go with Waze or Google Maps.
     

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