From Wesley Hilliard’s “Compared: Apple Maps versus Google Maps in 2022” posted Friday on AppleInsider:
Apple Maps has come a long way in its decade on the market, but Google Maps hasn’t stopped improving either. Here’s how the two mapping giants compare in 2022.
When Apple replaced Google Maps with Apple Maps in 2013, there was a period of chaos. The original map data was subpar, directions outright wrong, and imagery worse. Apple tried to combine multiple data sources into one map app with poor results.
However, Apple has now had ten years to build upon that initial failure and create a competent competitor to Google Maps — at least in the United States. Apple has even leapfrogged Google in terms of experience, feature set, and map detail in some cases.
My take: These side-by-side comparisons are disproportionally labor-intensive. Hats off to writers who do them well.