Will anyone use Apple Maps now that Google Maps is available for iOS6?

rhames

I think it's safe to say that Apple's ditching of Google Maps didn't exactly go as planned. Now that Google Maps is available on iOS 6, is the Apple Map app going to fade away? Will people actually continue to use Apple's inferior map app, just because it is Apple, or will most people bail and go back to Google Maps?

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ablake
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Not if they live in a large city and use public transit.  That was the deal breaker with Apple Maps for me.  I spend a lot of time in Chicago, but I don't live there, so I don't know all of the bus and el routes off the top of my head. Google Maps has that information, Apple Maps does not.  Game over as far as I'm concerned.

 

I'm sure that a lot of people will keep using Apple Maps though.  It's from Apple, so it must be the best, to heck with empirical evidence. I like Apple stuff myself, but come on.  :-/

 

Also, to be fair, depending on where you live Apple Maps may be fine. Not if you happen to live in Australia apparently, but some places. 

jimlynch
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Yep, I used it a few days ago and it worked great. I downloaded the Google Maps app, but I dislike the search box at the top. It seems quite unnecessary to me, it just wastes screen space. So far Apple's Maps app has worked fine for me, so I really have no need for Google's.

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