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Google Maps Vs Apple Maps

Why Apple Maps still has a ways to go before dethroning Google Maps

December 21st, 2017

The launch of Apple Maps on iOS 6 was famously a bug-riddled affair. Along with some frustrating usability issues, the original iteration of Apple Maps delivered inaccurate mapping information far too often. As a quick personal aside, I once showed up late to a wedding because Apple Maps bizarrely sent me to an abandoned schoolyard …

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Apple may soon be sending drones to map your neighborhood

December 1st, 2016

We’ve known for some time that Apple has an army of sensor-packed vehicles doing its best to keep its Maps app up to date, but a new report claims that the company’s ambitions are taking it skyward. Bloomberg says Apple is hard at work on a fleet of drones that will monitor road changes and …

Here’s why Apple Maps in iOS 10 is going to be amazing

August 18th, 2016

The launch of Apple Maps in iOS 6 wasn’t exactly a smooth affair. Plagued by what seemed like an endless stream of bugs, usability issues and embarrassingly inaccurate mapping information, the first incarnation of Apple Maps is often viewed — deservedly so — as one of the biggest flops to ever come out of 1 Infinite loop. Apple …

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Apple says iOS public betas only exist because Apple Maps sucked so bad

August 8th, 2016

Although hypercritical analysts and bloggers will try to convince you otherwise, the inevitable dip in iPhone sales isn’t really much of a catastrophe for Apple. Of course the company would have preferred to keep the streak alive, but shares are back over $100, the Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch on the market and …

Apple Maps vs Google Maps

Can Apple Maps finally compete with Google Maps and Waze?

June 14th, 2016

When Apple unleashed its homegrown Maps app with the release of iOS 6, the app was famously plagued by a seemingly endless stream of bugs, usability problems, and above all else, inaccurate mapping directions. Compounding matters was the fact that Apple Maps lacked many basic features found in competing app programs, with transit directions being a …

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Apple’s fleet of mapping vans may point to an exciting new iOS 10 feature

February 12th, 2016

Apple Maps famously got off to a rocky start, but Apple over the past two years has done a respectable job of fleshing out new mapping features while simultaneously fixing a number of usability issues that plagued the app at launch. Most recently, Apple with iOS 9 finally added built-in transit directions to its homegrown mapping …

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Apple Maps might be getting one of the best Google Maps features

January 26th, 2016

iPhone users can still install Google Maps on their devices but more iPhone owners these days actually use Apple Maps. In Apple’s defense, Apple Maps has improved significantly over the years and now it looks like Apple is working on bringing one of the most popular Google Maps features to its product.

Apple Maps Vs. Google Maps

Apple Maps now 3x more popular than Google Maps among iOS users

December 9th, 2015

The original launch of Apple Maps was far from a rousing success. Though Apple may have initially been hoping to give Google a run for its money, the first iteration of Apple Maps was famously plagued by bugs and laughably inaccurate mapping directions. Compounding matters was that Apple Maps’ feature set at the time didn’t even include transit directions, …

Apple Maps Vs Google Maps

Apple Maps may finally start giving Google a run for its money

September 21st, 2015

The launch of Apple Maps was famously plagued by a number of frustrating bugs, including inaccurate mapping directions, Salvador Dali-esque satellite photos, and completely misplaced landmarks. As a personal example which highlights Apple Maps’ quirky early behavior, I remember once instance where I used Apple Maps en route to a wedding only to wind up in a school …