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Apple Maps is said to be up to five times more efficient than Google Maps

0. phoneArena 03 Oct 2012, 12:50 posted on

According to the guys behind the Onavo website who did some testing, Apple Maps is as much as five times more efficientr than the Google variety; testing showed that Google Maps used five them more data to display a map than Apple used...

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posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:06 2

45. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Maybe so the user can see they're failing faster... then again, anyone who is still foolish enough to use it now gets what they deserve. If I had an iphone (and I shudder at the thought) and had to use it (ugh) I'd use the Nokia Maps in the browser. Then again, I wouldn't even bother using the iphone for mapping because of the itty bitty screen. I'd use my current Lumia or 701 instead

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:02 10

7. theyseemetrollintheyhatin (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Efficiently wrong.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:07 8

13. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


best comment. If I could I'd give it two thumbs up.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:02 4

8. random1204 (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 May 2010)


Or you could be intelligent and download the maps on a Wifi connection...and then it doesn't use barely any data at all...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:02 11

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


PhoneArena gets iDefensiVe.

Apple Maps 5x's more efficient at getting someone iLost!

iLoL

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:04 1

11. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


...you should just change your name to iPapyinc already.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:02 4

10. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Haha, it uses far less data becaaaause.. it HAS far LESS data to show. Google's maps appear to give you much more information, from Zagat reviews, to user submitted photographs.

The vector graphics used also prevent the app from running smoothly on anything but the latest iphone iteration.

Try again.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:32 4

24. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Agreed. How can they even post this article. This is a blatant attempt to feed some bogus lies about Apple's HORRIBLE BUSTED MAPS app. There is nothing better in Apple's map app compared to Google's.

For the love of anything that is holy, Tim Cook the head guy in all of Apple apologized because the map app is terrible. He said to USE other maps INCLUDING GOOGLE MAPS.

What a bogus article.

It's like saying a baby eats less food than a 6 year old. What is the point? Google's is complex thus more DATA. Apple's is bare bones thus less DATA.

SIMPLE right? lol

+1

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:19 2

51. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


totally agree with you bro but knowing PA`s history of defending and glorifying apple, its nothing new. PA does it every once in a while as and when needed.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:08 2

14. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


It doesn't use any cellular data for google maps when you cache the map at home before you go out.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:08 2

15. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Use Wifi to download Nokia Maps offline... WINNING.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:17 2

18. Maddy (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


I really don't know how much these people are getting paid for writing such article for apple.....

Let me guess..so u mean to say

" Apple map Shows 80% less data than Google map....!!! " ahh ha so the article is correct

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:21 3

19. kanagadeepan (Posts: 944; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Even I can write one MAPS app, that ALWAYS uses 0KB data... Ofcourse all it will show is BLANK SCREEN... In that case can you tell, my Maps app is INFINITE times better than GOOGLE Maps or even your beloved iMaps???

Even then it will be better comparing iMaps, as it will show NOTHING only and NOT WRONG always...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:23 2

21. navidsina2004 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


this comparison is bullsh*t. yeah, and I've created a map app that uses 0 byte for its operations but there is a little problem; it doesn't show anything.
you can compare two services for their resource consumption when they are at the same level of operation, not when one of them is useless.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:24 3

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Apple Maps is said to be up to five times more efficient than Google Maps"

I don't believe! In my opinion it is only wholly unsubstantiated promise to maintain people focus. I think that it is only ordinary lie from Apple side...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:35 2

25. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Google Maps on Android can pre-download almost an entire county and allow you to travel within that area even if you have 0 cellular signal. How's that for not using any data? A 1 time download of 80MB that you won't have to worry about redoing until you get your next phone?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:47 1

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and thats why I love Apple they will fix it and make it better in the process

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:50 6

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Knowing Apple's credibility I won't be so sure.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:05 4

42. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


If you believe the fodder in this article, well, you're not saying much for the apple community as a whole.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:08 3

47. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Thumbs up, just for using "fodder" 100% accurately, even in subtext

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 16:37

67. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Haha.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:10

50. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


The article is correct in that they are comparing the new Apple Maps app to the old iOS version of Google Maps. So for Apple folks its significant news. As far as the Android crowd, it's more like "Welcome to the party Apple... what kept you?"

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:52 3

33. brian5225 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


What difference does it make that apples phone pulls less data from the network if the data its pulling is incorrect? Effectively, this article just let us know that "the iphone uses less data. It just doesnt give you the correct data".

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:56

37. brian5225 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


What difference does it make that apples phone pulls less data from the network if the data its pulling is incorrect? Effectively, this article just let us know that "the iphone uses less data. It just doesnt give you the correct data".

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:59 2

38. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


What a dumb ass article ..iphonearena try again

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:59 3

39. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Apparently it takes a lot less data to get you LOST!!!!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:09

49. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Come on Fandroids respect Apple right to use their own maps, nobody is talking about Google or Android this article explain both maps data usage on the Iphone.....!!!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:25

52. jbryant624 (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


why am getting the idea that there are more android fans here than ios'. if you pass by xda developer's forum, people there don't give you an unethical comment because you are an ios user or just brought out "apple" casually. they are more well mannered i should say

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:29 1

53. US_Eminem (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Haha.....the real winner is neither google map nor apple......it's the nokia map.......they were the first to introduce offline maps, they are best in details (thanx to NAVTEQ 20 yrs of experience)......and the apps like nokia city lens are awesome , they do not simply just show map but show you the world as seen by naked eyes with tags on ur destination and surrounding buildings

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 15:03

57. Leo_MC (Posts: 1697; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Nokia Drive uses 0 (that's zero) data.
Just saying!

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