Unlike Google Maps, which is available on most Apple devices, Apple Maps is only available to those using iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS devices. In other words, Apple is paid by selling equipment to cover the cost of developing Apple Maps.
Apple Maps protects iPhone users’ data better than Google Maps
Google, on the other hand, gets paid for Google Maps in the same way as it does for anything it does – by selling advertisements. If you look at the privacy labels on the App Store versions of Apple Maps and Google Maps, you can see that Apple Maps collects data from users such as health and fitness, search history, diagnostics, location, and user data. However, none of the data Apple Maps collects is tied to a user’s identity.
Google Maps’ privacy label for its iOS app shows that the app collects financial and contact information, user content, browsing history, usage data, other data, location, contacts, search history, identifiers and diagnostics. This data can be recorded by Google and linked to your identity. You can block this with the incognito mode, which prevents Google from collecting your data, but also restricts some functions of the app.
To activate incognito mode in the Google Maps app, tap the profile icon in the top right corner of the screen and tap “Activate incognito mode”. When enabled, browsing or search history is not saved, location history is not updated, and maps cannot be personalized.
Apple Maps does not collect user data …
Google told us “Google Maps is designed to protect your data. We provide controls to easily manage your settings and use industry leading technologies like Differential Privacy to protect your data. We continue to make Google Maps the best and most accurate way to navigate and explore the world – with extensive local business information, world-class search and navigation and helpful features like the COVID layer and live business information.
If you’re an iPhone user with long storage, it’s time to give Apple Maps another chance. Some of the useful features are the one that will warn us when there is a red light camera in our path ready to check for drivers who are committing a traffic violation. And another feature tells us whether we should turn at the next traffic light or continue until we reach the next but one traffic light.
Apple is expected to provide new functions for Maps in iOS 15
And if you wear an Apple Watch, the integration between the Apple Watch and the watch is outstanding. When you need to turn, you’ll feel haptic feedback on your Apple Watch that feels like a car’s blinker on your wrist. This prevents you from missing a turn.
Regarding the next version of iOS, Apple says it’s “committed to making the best map in the world, and iOS 15 takes Maps even further with brand new ways to navigate and explore, elevation and buildings, new street colors and labels,” individually designed landmarks and a new night mode with moonlight. “
Google Maps has always been the first choice for mobile device users looking to navigate from point “A” to point “B”, but it seems like Apple is ready to give Google a tough challenge.