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Comparing Map Apps: Apple vs. Google | Protect Your Bubble

Originally posted on on January 29, 2013

Protect Your Bubble reviews Google Maps versus Apple Maps to find the best option

Apple maps that debuted with the iPhone 5 received much criticism, but has since made some updates. There are many loyal supporters of Google Maps, but which is more comprehensive? Gadget insurance brand, Protect Your Bubble, looks into the differences between the two apps (Source: Huffington Post).

Google maps boasts a stronger, longer history of map functionality, along with improved efforts to update its maps on a regular basis to ensure that users are able to get where they need to go with ease. Voice-guided navigation is a must these days, and Google delivers here.  In addition, the Google map app provides enhanced detail of buildings, public transit, and other landmarks.

Apple helps users get acquainted with the user’s location by automatically highlighting what’s nearby, including gas stations, restaurants, and more. Integrating Siri into the mix allows users to keep their journey hands-free, which is key for those driving through unfamiliar (or familiar, for that matter) cities. Since launching, the Apple map app has improved its flaws including difficulty locating major cities and leaving many users lost. One of the best features is that Apple’s map app uses less data and offers turn-by-turn direction.

The bottom line? It’s really a tie. The two apps have undergone some needed updates, making them very similar in terms of functionality. Consumers should ensure that they are using the current, updated version of these apps to reap the full benefits of each.

These apps are quite useful, until the smartphone or tablet is lost, stolen or broken.  In that case, it’s important to ensure that these devices are protected. Mobile gadget insurance brand, Protect Your Bubble, offers affordable and comprehensive smartphone and tablet insurance that provides coverage for unexpected events like theft, accidental damage, loss and breakdowns outside of the manufacturer's warranty period, with 24 hour replacement of the device.

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Protect Your Bubble is a specialty insurance brand, offering insurance for gadgets, pets and travel - all for today’s modern consumer. Headquartered in Atlanta, Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, allowing consumers to understand, buy and, most importantly, protect what enriches their lives. Find Protect Your Bubble USA on Facebook or Twitter (@PYBUSA) or visit for more information or to get a two-minute quote today.




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