Proof That Google Is Beating Apple On The iPhone

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We searched for a cafe in New York using Apple Maps. This is what we got.

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With the launch of Google Maps on iPhone last week, Google won a big victory against rival Apple.Google Maps trumps Apple Maps in almost every conceivable way. 

But it doesn’t stop there. The recent string of updated Google apps on the iPhone like Gmail and the regular Google search app (which mimics some of Siri’s voice-controlled functions) are a lot better than Apple’s stock apps. 

(By the way, Google isn’t alone. Just about every Apple-made app that comes with your iPhone can be replaced by a better app.)

Need proof?

All you have to do is look.

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title=”Here’s what Union Square in New York City looks like on Google Maps. You can see venue names, but more importantly you get detailed information on public transit.”
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title=”Here’s the same area in Apple Maps. You don’t get public transit information and it’s missing a lot of other data that pops up automatically in Google Maps.”
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title=”Searching for venues on Google Maps is a breeze. We searched for a cafe called Medina near Business Insider’s headquarters. The app took our location into account.”
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title=”Boom! Google Maps knew exactly what we were talking about. Now let’s try searching for Medina in Apple Maps…”
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title=”Google is really good at finding addresses based on your location. You don’t even need to type out the full address.”
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title=”Venue reviews are better with Google Maps too. The app pulls in Zagat ratings and reviews. You can view them all within the app.”
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title=”We tried looking up the same venue in Apple Maps, but the app couldn’t even find it!”
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title=”After typing in the EXACT address of Shake Shack, we finally got to the venue’s review page in Apple Maps. Apple Maps uses Yelp reviews. But if you want to read more than the top handful of reviews…”
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title=”…you’re forced to switch to Yelp’s app. Annoying!”
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title=”If you live in a city that relies on public transit, Google Maps is a dream. Let’s go to Columbus Circle from Business Insider’s headquarters. We tap the car icon in the bottom left of our screen…”
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title=”And boom! Here’s the directions page. All we have to do is tap over to see subway directions. Now, what do we do if we need public transit directions in Apple Maps?”
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title=”After finding Columbus Circle (Apple Maps did a good job with that this time), we tap the train icon, then tap the blue “Route” button.”
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title=”But Apple Maps can’t handle public transit directions. In fact, it just gives us a list of other apps we can download to help us out. Lame! (Ironically, Google Maps is listed as one of the apps we can use to really find our way around on the subway).”
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title=”Ok. Time to stop picking on Apple Maps. This year, Apple removed the built-in YouTube app on the iPhone, so Google had to make its own YouTube app. The new YouTube app is really, really nice.”
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title=”This is Google’s new Gmail app for iPhone. If you’re a Gmail user, it’s way better than Apple’s built-in Mail app for iPhone. Search is a lot better, and it syncs things like deleted/archived messages better than Apple can.”
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title=”Google’s updated search app for iPhone has a new voice-controlled feature that’s sort of like Apple’s Siri. But it’s much better at finding the answer you want. Here are the results when we search “Who is Tim Cook?” using Google.”
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title=”And here’s what happens when we search “Who is Tim Cook” using Siri. Siri asks us to go to Apple’s website for more information.”
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title=”More on Google for iPhone…”
content=”Click here for our complete Google Maps walkthrough >
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