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

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

Posted October 2, 2012 at 8:28pm by iClarified
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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anuar - October 7, 2012 at 8:02am
no wonder why apple maps consume less data...it 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.
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!!!
ShadowOne - October 3, 2012 at 9:37am
That's not called efficiency. That's called lack of details. Apple's maps are generally less detailed than Google's. Of course, it's going to take less bandwidth. And don't even talk about those wrong info that it provides. As it stands, it's just a piece of crap no matter how you try to convince people.
axel - October 3, 2012 at 7:28am
lies, i used more bandwith with apple maps, fly-over is over-rated, HUGE bandwith to load more 3D picture. turn-by-turn on 4S doesn't have voice like in the keynote. what a waste
Thejett - October 3, 2012 at 2:28pm
My 4s does turn by turn. Maybe your not using it right... Did you click start?
Thejett - October 3, 2012 at 2:29pm
Sorry, it does voice.
Ramilo - October 3, 2012 at 7:13am
You dont Say !!!!!
MUKAI - October 3, 2012 at 6:09am
;lk;laksf - October 3, 2012 at 5:57am
ohhh ok well that makes it ok that apple maps are inaccurate... haha thanks einstein! now i am happy... i won't ever find where im looking for and drive in circles, but at least ill have saved data from my unlimited data plan... thanks apple!
smate333 - October 3, 2012 at 5:10am
I miss the old site
AJ - October 3, 2012 at 4:31am
Ever think it's 70% more efficient because there is 70% less data? Try a simple search for Las Vegas Zoo! According to Apple Maps, it does not exist. Streets are missing, highways are missing. I don't care about efficient, what I care about is accuracy.
JDavila - October 3, 2012 at 1:20am
The results of loading vector graphics VS image tiles. One step in the right direction.
Pedro H
Pedro H - October 3, 2012 at 1:00am
I guess its a matter or time and development for this maps. Compare them with google maps at its early days and you'll see that this maps are going towards the right direction.
Anto - October 2, 2012 at 11:23pm
Apple map has only less data to load.. no detail like google map.. so no surprise here.
JoshvanHulst - October 2, 2012 at 11:57pm
I can agree with you there
gringo - October 3, 2012 at 4:19am
Ditto, my thoughts exactly! You beat me to this.
JK - October 2, 2012 at 10:40pm
So what, at least the google one works...
DaveB - October 2, 2012 at 10:29pm
Most likely because there is only a fifth of the information available to view.
Rich - October 2, 2012 at 10:11pm
How much did apple have to pay for that report! Everyone wants the google maps back for a reason
Tim Cook
Tim Cook - October 2, 2012 at 9:52pm
They will never know we are the owners of that company. Muahahahaha
rram - October 2, 2012 at 9:37pm
I used the Apple Maps a few times, and it has been working just fine. Not sure when I am going to have the issue which everyone is seeing.
Eric - October 2, 2012 at 9:35pm
Yeah, an Apple Fanboy totally wrote this work of fiction.
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