Apple Maps Are Up to Five Times More Efficient Than Google Maps

Apple Maps Are Up to Five Times More Efficient Than Google Maps

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A new study by Onavo finds that Apple Maps are up to five times more data efficient than Google Maps.

Our data experts performed an identical series of activities on Google Maps and Apple Maps that included searching for several US cities, addresses and airports and zooming in and out to locate specific locations. On Google Maps, the average data loaded from the cellular network for each step was 1.3MB. Apple Maps came in at 271KB – that's approximately 80% less data! On some actions, such as zooming in to see a particular intersection, Apple Maps' efficiency advantage edged close to 7X.

Even in Satellite View, Apple Maps was found to only use half as much data as Google Maps. On average, a single page load used 428KB of data; whereas, a single page load on Google Maps used 930KB of data.

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Apple Maps Are Up to Five Times More Efficient Than Google Maps
anuar - October 7, 2012 at 8:02am
no wonder why apple maps consume less has nothing to show...
NoGoodNick - October 3, 2012 at 1:48pm
That shows what I keep saying, while Apple Maps may have some "growth problems", it's worth promoting it since we need MORE competition, not less. All we need is for Google to get SO comfortable with their market lead that they never make their products more effecient. Thus I'll support Apple Maps, even if have to also use other apps as backup.
Beef - October 3, 2012 at 11:18am
It's correct because Apple map has less information.
Kr00 - October 3, 2012 at 10:11am
It seem one fuckwit fandroid has gone nuts posting troll after troll in different names here. Seems like fandroids are so fucking crazy, they can't be happy with their piece of shit. Whoever you are, you either have a really small penis, low IQ or just and fandroid. LOL.
prince - October 3, 2012 at 10:01am
This is the most bias misleading article yet concerning the new iPhone. Wow some will do anything to make sure the Iphone is number one with everything it does. Better innovation, better screen, better battery, better everything. No other smart phones functionality even comes close!!!
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