Turn-by-turn Field Test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

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Turn-by-turn Field Test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

We’ve been hearing a lot of stories around the Web about how the Apple Maps app in iOS 6 is proving to be a poor replacement for the former Google-powered Maps app in iOS 5. Some of the stories say that the Apple app doesn’t show certain roads that are obviously there in real life, while others say they have followed directions to a destination and found that it didn’t take them where they wanted to go.

For the first post in the series, CNET editors Jason Parker and Jaymar Cabebe took the turn-by-turn navigation through its paces by testing with an iPhone 4S on iOS 6 running the Apple Maps app, and a Samsung Galaxy Note running the recently updated Google Maps for comparison.

For the most part, the two Map apps performed their functions admirably.

(Credit:
Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET)

This test took place this morning in San Francisco, which has some testing implications to take into account. First, there are multiple routes t… [Read more]

Turn-by-turn Field Test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

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