Apple Maps Beats Google Maps and Waze in Navigation Test

Posted March 9, 2013 at 12:14am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 18274 views

In a secret road challenge performed by PC Mag, Apple Maps beat out Google Maps and Waze in navigating Cupertino.

PC Mag's John Dvorak, podcaster Leo LaPorte, TWiT CEO Lisa Kentzell, and marketing guy Glenn Rubenstein were in three different cars each using a different navigation system. With a few stops to make including a meeting at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, they headed out using their favorite apps to get there.

Leo LaPorte was using Waze but it misdirected him in one instance which caused him to take 'forever' to get there. He was lost at another location for unknown reasons putting him in last place.

In second came Google Maps used by Dvorak. He was directed to cut across town; whereas, Glenn Rubenstein, who used Apple Maps, was directed onto the freeway.

Suddenly, Glenn jumped on to the freeway as Google Maps directed me through the city streets for a cut across town. At the time, this seemed like a better route, not to mention a more scenic one. But the long stoplights in Sunnyvale are dreadful. Glenn arrived at least five minutes ahead of me. I gave the nod to Apple and now wonder what the fuss was about.

Let us know what your thoughts are. Has Apple Maps become a viable alternative to Google Maps?

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Jeffrey mejoa - March 11, 2013 at 7:24pm
Yea sure, maybe that time apple won the battle on there current maps app but i used it to get to blue mountain in PA and it was trying to make me take a walking bridge with my car which was made for people to cross 35 width bridge. Really!
mohammed - March 11, 2013 at 6:07am
by the time apple finishes US and then extends for other continents, Google would be completing MARS nd extending to other galaxies, they are light years away, and we would not take apple or their fanatic's word on this
Copperhead - March 11, 2013 at 3:28pm
This is hilarious and so true... I love google maps, and I think Apple paid someone to write that they are better than google. That is just hilarious...
n82k - March 11, 2013 at 4:42am
This just in... Apple created 37 new roads for the test.
Samir Shah - March 11, 2013 at 3:57am
It might be good for USA, but country like India, where the highest iPhones are sold even if it's not official sold; The map is not be at all updated... What to say on this???
Mike - March 11, 2013 at 12:08am
really now.... let's try that in a another continent.
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