In today’s world, Google Maps and Apple Maps are two of the most popular navigation apps. Despite this, each app has its own strengths and weaknesses. In this post, we’ll compare Google Maps vs. Apple Maps in terms of features, user interfaces, navigation accuracy, and car integration.
Google Maps is pre-installed on Android phones while Apple Maps is pre-installed on iPhones. So Android users will stick with Google Maps by default and iPhone users can choose between the two.
Both apps offer features like real-time traffic, voice guidance, offline maps, Street View and Live Location sharing. Google Maps integrates better with other Google services though. Apple Maps has indoor maps and Flyover views not found on Google Maps.
The Google Maps interface contains more information that some may find cluttered. Apple Maps’ UI feels cleaner and more minimalist. Both effectively show directions and points of interest.
However, Google Maps is more accurate for navigation worldwide thanks to its extensive data collection over many years. Apple Maps is catching up but still lags behind in some areas.
Google Maps also has more comprehensive public transportation info. Both apps provide detailed business listings, but again Google Maps pulls ahead with more user contributions.
Both apps respect your privacy but Apple Maps keeps more of your data private. Lastly, Android Auto and CarPlay let you use either app seamlessly in vehicles.
In summary, while Apple Maps continues improving, Google Maps remains the better all-rounder thanks to its navigation leadership, richer features, and wider coverage areas. But iPhone users can’t go wrong with Apple Maps either.