When it comes to navigation apps, Google maps is surely one of the first app that strikes our mind. Surprisingly, even most Apple users rely on Google Maps rather than picking the default navigation app offered by iOS. Initially, Apple Maps did have a rocky start and wasn’t much preferred as a go-to navigation app by users.
But over time developers surely invested a lot of time and efforts to update Apple Maps and now there’s nothing that it doesn’t offer. In fact, today we’re going to discuss five reasons why Apple maps can be a better choice than Google maps.
So, let’s discuss each one of em’ in detail.
1. Flyover Mode
We’re all aware of Google’s street view mode, right? It lets you experience panoramic views of various locations wherever you drop the pin. Similarly, Apple has also introduced something innovative, named as Flyover mode which allows you to take a 3D tour of the city like you’re actually flying over it. Flyover mode gives you a helicopter-ride kind of experience where in you can also pan in/out, tilt your phone and move around the map however you prefer. This is so far one of best feature offered by Apple Maps and is surely one of a kind experience. Currently, more than hundreds of cities are offering Flyover mode compatibility. Simply search a city and tap the “Flyover” button on the screen.
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2. 3D Navigation
Google Maps satellite view is a huge perk while navigation. Similarly, Apple Maps now offers 3D navigation mode for a better view of the layout of the land as you make your way from point A to point B. To use 3D mode on Apple maps simply swipe up two fingers while you’re navigating.
3. Uber and Lyft
Google Maps work has a great integration with Uber, whereas Apple maps now offers both Uber and Lyft support. While taking a ride you can compare the rates of both apps and then make your selection.
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4. Enhanced Airport Maps
Agree or not, but Apple Maps surely does a great job when it comes to Airport maps. You can now find the nearest Starbucks or Costa and all the information you want in one go. You can also see Terminals, Check-in desks, Gates, Bag Claims, Food, Drinks, Shops and Restrooms.
5. Better Weather Apps
Apple Maps has taken weather updates to a whole new level. As we’re all aware Google Maps lists current weather conditions for cities and place, but with Apple Maps you’ll be able to view weather conditions of specific landmarks as well. Just tap the tiny icon the lower right corner of map screen. Also, when you press harder on the screen you’ll be able to view a nine-day weather forecast of a specific location.
Guess it’s time to give Apple Maps a try, isn’t it? Here were the 5 reasons why Apple maps undoubtedly prove out to be better than Google Maps. So, what’s your pick? Do let us know your feedback in the comments section below.