- Aug 17, 2011
Great work up of the transition of maps apps.
You also have to figure in years of head start that Google has had.Apple will never match Google in terms of map data. Apple simply doesn't put the same amount of resources into their maps as Google. This is particularly evident when you look at Apple Maps outside the US.
I think apple will allow this in IOS11. They already made the first step in allowing stock apps to be deleted.I'm a huge Apple fan and I try to use the default apps on all my iOS devices as much as possible but when it comes to maps (I drive mainly in western Canada) there's no question Google Maps is in a league of its own.
It's not just a matter of accuracy, POIs, usability (love the one finger zoom) but the traffic information difference between the two is just day and night.
And I don't expect that to change in the future. There's just that many more devices out there feeding user data into Google maps that Apple Maps just cannot compete.
My only wish is that Apple would one day allow us to set google maps as the default mapping app, for things like CarPlay and address hyperlinks throughout the OS. But I feel like that's not going to happen which is making me strongly consider android for the first time.
Same here. Have been pleasantly surprised. At the end of the day, iOS and Android are nearly the same. Much like Mac and Windows -- they both do the same things in roughly the same manner. Switching isn't really a big deal at all. Look at it like a fresh coat of paint.Do it! I switched to Android last year and haven't looked back.