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Google Maps loses out to Apple Maps among iOS users

0. phoneArena 11 Nov 2013, 17:02 posted on

Despite the embarrassing launch of Apple Maps last year, Google has been unable to take advantage of the launch of half-baked software by the Cupertino based tech titan. 10 million iOS users installed Google Maps for iOS in the first two days that it was made available in the App Store. And to this day, the app remains the 17th most popular free app on the platform. Still, Google Maps is losing users when it should be adding them...

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posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:57 4

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 21307; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

See post #12. After you make another foolish comment, see post #12. After you make another foolish comment, see...you get the picture. You're right too, the 5S hasn't been out that long, but apple maps has, and it's gotten pretty darn good since it's inception. Now kindly see post #12, then scram!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:36

98. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2894; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

A while ago doesnt really imply a long time per se. I mean I can hold my breath for a while and that's in minutes ;)

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 20:50 1

65. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

I did the same too. Apple Maps is perfectly fine. No need to have 2 map applications. Plus since Apple Maps is proprietary, it loads faster.

On my Nexus, I use Google Maps. On my iPhone 5S I use Apple Maps. I don't see why the trolls have an issue with that.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 16:58

94. darkkjedii (Posts: 21307; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

+1 dude that makes all the sense in the world. I also have a note 2, which runs google maps by default lol. As you said who needs two map apps, apple maps has gotten substantially better. It now does the job alone. Dude trolls will troll, guess we can't stop that...huh DaHarder?

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:56 2

16. jack123 (Posts: 188; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

Wow apple map cool, but waze instead for my iPhone 5 and my xperia z ultra

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 18:12 2

22. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Hmm. Am I the only one that thinks the chart of Google maps usage is actually really great for Google? Sure there is a sizable dip when Apple maps came out, but it seems to be quickly regaining that share. They'll never get near 100% but, I'm really impressed how many iPhone users have to go out of their way to use a maps app that's not the default. Using any app on iOS that is not the default is difficult because of the lack of a default app option so it's that much more impressive.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 18:32 1

31. nctx77 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


posted on 11 Nov 2013, 18:41 4

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 21307; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

It's just another mapping platform now, no longer anything special.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:22 3

50. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

it's still the best map app available. and with more waze features it will stay the best.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 20:10

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 21307; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Yeah, but no longer anything special. Everything out pretty much does the same stuff now. Meh, apple maps works just fine.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 13:00

99. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

try Nokia Maps...

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 15:43

92. rawlgnd19 (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)

no its just that iphones come preinstalled with iOS maps and not google. people dont like going out of there way to install another map platform if it already comes with one.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 18:43

38. JC557 (Posts: 1520; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

After using maps on my brother's iPhone 5s it still needs quite a bit of polishing and my brother agrees. Meanwhile Google is making some questionable changes with Maps on Android. It was fast and smooth in version 6.14 but 7.3 is a little laggy and some functionality was taken out while adding in some useful features.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:03

43. dorianb (Posts: 597; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I have an iPhone for work, & a DNA for personal use. From time to time when I travel I'll run both GPS apps at once. They will both typically give the same directions, estimate arrival time etc. The only diff is in the voice guidance. The Google app will consistently give updates 2-3secs faster than the apple maps.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:13 2

46. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Thats the way it should be. I mean Apple Maps is a native app on iOS. It would be sad if Google Maps was still the go to map app on iOS.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:18 1

48. papss (unregistered)

I personally prefer here more than either of these posers. If I could get here on my note 3 I would. ;)

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 21:13 1

71. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

Here we go. People dissing something they never used. But guess what I actually have both and each has their advantages,overall prefer apple map

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 22:27

76. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

I choose google maps just because Apple maps doesn't work great outside US. But google , that's what you get for not updating ur apps in iOS , I mean before iOS 6 .

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 22:52 2

79. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I think this is an obvious one, apple maps will work with siri, and be the default redirection to any map solution related stuff, while google maps doesn't have system wide integration on iOS meaning that people will need to do more steps to get to somewhere... Its how things work, internet explorer could have been more popular if it was forced as the default for anything

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 07:29

87. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

I still switch back n forth between the two.

For me:

Apple maps is first choice for driving directions. example type in specific address. I like how it still works while on the lock screen.

Google maps is used when i'm searching for a place, example restuarant name, then decide to get directions there.

Google maps works better when searching a landmark. Apple maps is better based on quality, presentation, and integration.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:01

89. abigaur (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)

Its there default and preloaded app.....so eventually it will lead....wats a big deal???

Even chaton in samsung have millions of users....even when half of the people dosen't no what chaton is?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 15:41

91. rawlgnd19 (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)

No sh1t people are not downloading google maps bc it doesnt come pre-installed like the iOS maps does. Apple consumers are too lazy and unaware how to use their phone so they dont know how to download apps.

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