Apple Maps vs Google Maps - smartphone mapping titans battle it out in 2020

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  • Reply 61 of 67
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,919member
    bala1234 said:
    Eric_WVGG said:
    This article is overlooking some very serious issues with hardware lock-in.

    If you want maps or directions on your Apple Watch or AirPods, it has to be Apple Maps. These use private APIs in a way that is arguably anticompetitive. 

    Meanwhile, if you want directions for bicycling that won’t get you killed, you’re stuck with Google Maps. Apple will either send you the wrong way up one-way streets if you pretend to be a pedestrian, or up freeways if you pretend to be a car. 
    Re, hardware lock-in, FTA: "Apple users can choose either. Android users are effectively stuck with Google Maps. "

    That while true is mildly disingenuous. The reason android users are stuck with Google Maps is because apple doesn't (yet?) offer their product on Android. Not due to any action by Google.
    The reason is irrelevant. It’s disingenuous for Google to pretend to support other platforms with second rate product ports.
  • Reply 62 of 67
    gatorguy said:
    "Google does not sell personal information..." 
    "Google uses differential privacy to prevent advertisers from learning about you..."
    "settings can be changed by the user to limit data collection..."
    "a new incognito mode for Google Maps exists."

    Love seeing the AI editor clarifying this for those who still seem so confused by it here on AppleInsider. Get out ahead of some who incessantly post misinformation and outright FUD. Well done. 

    Now everyone get back to using the map service you find most useful or convenient whether from Apple or Google or TomTom or ... :)
    When people say sell your data it’s almost always shorthand for selling access to your data.

    Also, as we have linked to you before, shadow profiles is a thing and there are companies who can piece them together somehow from all the tracked data. 
  • Reply 63 of 67
    gatorguy said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    gatorguy said:
    "Google does not sell personal information..." 
    "Google uses differential privacy to prevent advertisers from learning about you..."
    "settings can be changed by the user to limit data collection..."
    "a new incognito mode for Google Maps exists."

    Love seeing the AI editor clarifying this for those who still seem so confused by it here on AppleInsider. Get out ahead of some who incessantly post misinformation and outright FUD. Well done. 

    Now everyone get back to using the map service you find most useful or convenient whether from Apple or Google or TomTom or ... :)
    You've missed the point, GoogleGuy

    We're well aware of what they say they do.

    The concern is what they're actually doing.

    Little tricks like ignoring user preferences to extract data from Safari don't inspire trust.

    Oh, that thing about a decade ago? Gotcha.
    BTW, pretty sure that's a failed effort since everyone ignores it. "Do Not Track" was always a voluntary thing. Even Apple stopped honoring it and removed it as a user option in Safari altogether last year. Google was fined for improperly advising Safari users they didn't need to do anything else to "opt out", not for ad tracking. Still it was a bad Google moment.

    But yeah, wave that flag, no one ever changes.... ;)

    For reasons you’ve yet to disclose, you continue to pretend there aren’t leaks from google servers on a regular basis. There was just one last month or so about tracked user data accidentally being exposed on public servers, and as i recall Google was one of the collectors or it was their server or something. 

    In short, they sure aren’t Fort Knox. Even when they aren’t intentionally trying to circumvent user privacy, it gets out.
  • Reply 64 of 67
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,571member
    gatorguy said:
    "Google does not sell personal information..." 
    "Google uses differential privacy to prevent advertisers from learning about you..."
    "settings can be changed by the user to limit data collection..."
    "a new incognito mode for Google Maps exists."

    Love seeing the AI editor clarifying this for those who still seem so confused by it here on AppleInsider. Get out ahead of some who incessantly post misinformation and outright FUD. Well done. 

    Now everyone get back to using the map service you find most useful or convenient whether from Apple or Google or TomTom or ... :)
    When people say sell your data it’s almost always shorthand for selling access to your data.

    Also, as we have linked to you before, shadow profiles is a thing and there are companies who can piece them together somehow from all the tracked data. 
    Yes there are companies out there piecing together data. There are thousands of data brokers ranging from the credit bureaus who do far more than we suspect to Oracle and Adobe and lots and lots of smaller players, all of who buy the puzzle pieces and sell a finished picture.  Google is not a data-broker. I've linked that for you too many times to count. 

    Love the imperial "we" btw. :)
    edited February 2020
  • Reply 65 of 67
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,571member
    gatorguy said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    gatorguy said:
    "Google does not sell personal information..." 
    "Google uses differential privacy to prevent advertisers from learning about you..."
    "settings can be changed by the user to limit data collection..."
    "a new incognito mode for Google Maps exists."

    Love seeing the AI editor clarifying this for those who still seem so confused by it here on AppleInsider. Get out ahead of some who incessantly post misinformation and outright FUD. Well done. 

    Now everyone get back to using the map service you find most useful or convenient whether from Apple or Google or TomTom or ... :)
    You've missed the point, GoogleGuy

    We're well aware of what they say they do.

    The concern is what they're actually doing.

    Little tricks like ignoring user preferences to extract data from Safari don't inspire trust.

    Oh, that thing about a decade ago? Gotcha.
    BTW, pretty sure that's a failed effort since everyone ignores it. "Do Not Track" was always a voluntary thing. Even Apple stopped honoring it and removed it as a user option in Safari altogether last year. Google was fined for improperly advising Safari users they didn't need to do anything else to "opt out", not for ad tracking. Still it was a bad Google moment.

    But yeah, wave that flag, no one ever changes.... ;)

    For reasons you’ve yet to disclose, you continue to pretend there aren’t leaks from google servers on a regular basis. There was just one last month or so about tracked user data accidentally being exposed on public servers, and as i recall Google was one of the collectors or it was their server or something. 

    In short, they sure aren’t Fort Knox. Even when they aren’t intentionally trying to circumvent user privacy, it gets out.
    You need to read more carefully. There wasn't any leak of Google data on public servers, neither last month or "regularly". There's enough questionable true stuff out there without you being dishonest with made-up stuff. LOL.... Try harder, read more.

    You're just like the guys who read about some Apple developer stealing user data and drop by here to claim it's all Apple's evil doing. You just substitute Google. 

    edited February 2020
  • Reply 66 of 67
    Google Maps VS Apple Maps? Seriously!? What a joke. I dislike google, but gotta say, they go unmatched, unchallenged here. No contest, Google is far superior. Apple is badly behind, embarrassing, losing, deplorable, Sad, on Maps, Siri, HomePod, which is a total failure. Apple has also steadily been deteriorating its Laptops.. macbookPro, what a hobbled pieced together piece of sad junk. As recent as the 2019 MacBookPro shipped with extended warranty repair keyboard program out of the box. Sad. 
  • Reply 67 of 67
    So, when are we going to get multiple destination routes and when will we be able to set arrival times?
    philboogie
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