On Monday I had a meeting at Apple with podcaster Leo LaPorte, TWiT CEO Lisa Kentzell, and marketing guy Glenn Rubenstein. We were in three separate cars, each with a different navigation system, and we had several places to stop, including 1 Infinite Loop at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino.
John C. Dvorak and the TWiT crew pit Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze against each other, with Apple Maps coming out on top.
I primarily use Waze now I do more driving simply because I only just recently got an iPhone 5 so I couldn’t make use of Apple Maps for driving directions, but when I have used it for directions as well as in general use, I haven’t had any issues. In fact, there’s a small river near my that up until recently wasn’t even showing on Google Maps yet appeared on Apple Maps.
Whilst there was some merit to the initial criticisms about Apple Maps, I think Eddy Cue has been very busy rectifying them quietly behind the scenes.