Apple’s decision to ditch Google Maps for iOS 6 in favour of its own service has already run into rocky ground, with Waze CEO Noam Bardin claiming that Apple has chosen a weak data set compared to Google Maps.
Bardin, whose company actually provides traffic information for the new service alongside Tom Tom and a few other companies, told Business Insider, “Apple went out and partnered with the weakest player. They’re now coming out with the lowest, weakest data set and they’re competing against Google, which has the highest data set.”
A possibly rather nervous Bardin later contacted BGR to clarify his comments, insisting that in no way does he believe Apple’s maps will get you lost nor that are they terrible. Which is good to know. Although he stood by the claim that Apple has selected a weak data set compared to Google.