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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.
While I don’t ride a bike, so cannot comment on such, I can say that I’ve been won over by Apple Maps as of late. I find the overall data more accurate... and I’m tired of Google/Waze taking me down every damn back alley or parking lot to shave off an extra 10 seconds.Apple Maps can easily become the daily driver for any iPhone user. It actually is better in a few ways... when I travel I often compare the two out of curiosity... mainly to find restaurants:)
For me, Apple Maps even gets lane closures and traffic before/more accurately than Google from time to time... Google is still great don’t get me wrong... I’ve just found the simplicity of Apple Maps to be my preference. Kinda like I use Google/Chrome to do a web search over the “Google App”... because, I just want it to do what I want.