Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Will this update convince you to make the switch?

Apple Maps launched back in 2012 alongside iOS 6 and was initially critiqued for a number of issues.

Many insisted the software lacked the accuracy present on Google Maps – some locations were said to be in the wrong place while others were missing completely.

However, since its initial release Apple has made huge strides forward with the software by adding a host of new features and improvements.

Additionally, last year it emerged the firm was rebuilding its Maps app with its own data.

Images of the app’s old and new versions have been contrasted by digital cartography blogger Justin O’Beirne and show a stark difference in vegetation and detail.

It is worth noting Apple has only gathered its own data in California thus far.

However, it appears the American tech giant is also determined to improve the transit directors and indoor maps that are available on its software.

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MacRumours has noted Apple’s Feature Availability page for Maps has been updated and insists transit directions are now available across a variety of US territories.

It is also worth noting transit directions on the app exist across Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, too.

Apple has also updated the indoor maps that are available with notable airports such as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Newcastle International Airport (NCL), and Milano Linate Airport (LIN) being added.

A number of malls across the world also have indoor maps now, too.

These range from outlets in Japan to Australia.

Indoor plans on Apple Maps provide fans with vital information such as the location of different shops and bathrooms.

Apple’s Feature Availability page has a full list of indoor maps that are available.

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The new update for Apple Maps appears to demonstrate the firm’s commitment to improving the service overall.

However, it is worth noting the software does not currently offer a number of features that are incredibly popular from Google Maps such as Street View.

Street View launched in 2007 and its functionality has since expanded to include the interior of buildings.

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