Apple Maps has taken it on the chin for its faulty data, but a new study cites one advantage for the beleaguered app.
Apple Maps chews up less data -- just one-fifth as much -- than does Google Maps, according to Onavo. Running both apps through a series of scenarios, the analytics firm found that the average amount of data downloaded by Apple Maps was around 271 kilobytes. In contrast, Google Maps consumed around 1.3 megabytes on average.
In certain cases, such as zooming in to a specific spot, Apple Maps proved seven times more data efficient than Google … Read more