Originally Posted by charlituna
I disagree. There is lots of evidence that Apple's Maps is worse, in some areas, than the other mapping systems. Note the 'in some areas'.
And that's useless - it's nothing more than anecdotes. Not to mention that it's one sided. People will cite Apple's failures but ignore the failures of Google and everyone else.
Evidence involves a legitimate side-by-side comparison under controlled conditions.
Originally Posted by Vaelian
I think your own link shows that your arguments are flawed when:
1 - it admits that it's only relevant to a single Canadian province (you're making claims about the entire world);
2 - It mentions a test that shows completely contradictory results even in that Canadian province;
3 - It states that Apple Maps fails at the most basic of tasks, which is to search for data that does not precisely match the data in its database.
1. Apple is not significantly worse than Google.
2. Apple and Google fail in different ways. When Apple fails, it tends to not return a result at all rather than returning an erroneous result.
But this one data point most certainly does not support the claim that you are making (that Apple Maps is worse).
There was a similar study done in San Francisco which also found Apple Maps to be at least comparable or better. Similarly, a comparison in China where they tried to pick representative samples.
You keep claiming that Apple Maps is clearly worse than Google Maps. It's not up to me to prove the converse. If you're going to continue to make that claim, it's up to you to provide evidence - which you keep refusing to do. Why is that? Obviously, because there IS no evidence to support your claim.
Originally Posted by Gazoobee
And everyone else is waiting for you to provide a side-by-side comparison that proves it not to be inferior. Can't we just agree that sufficient objective testing hasn't been done yet?
- Anecdotal claims suggests HUGE problems
- No solid evidence to contradict these claims exists.
I'm not the one making wild claims. If I were actively claiming that Apple Maps was better than Google Maps, then it would be my responsibility to provide evidence. Rather, a bunch of other people are running around screaming and ranting and raving about how terrible Apple Maps is - yet they haven't provided any evidence to back their claims.
Citing some cases where Apple Maps fails is useless - since Google Maps and TomTom and Garmin and Mapquest and everyone else fails in some cases, too. If someone is going to claim that Apple Maps is markedly inferior (as a number of people have done), it's up to them to provide evidence that this is true. So far, no one has done so. All we have is "Apple Maps can't find some remote location in Australia when you list it by the city name (although if you list the street address, it works)" or a few other examples of cases where it doesn't work.
Until you can provide some valid evidence to support the claim, it's an erroneous claim. Claiming that there are reports of failure would be correct, but pointless. Claiming that it is worse than Google is simply unproven at this point.