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Apple continues to collect data on foot in California as it works to rebuild the Maps app


If you see some one walking along the streets of the aforementioned counties in California, carrying a backpack with some strange equipment popping out of it, there is no reason to be alarmed. He/she is probably collecting pedestrian data for Apple Maps.

When Apple Maps debuted on iOS 6, replacing Google Maps, the app was not ready for prime time. With the app providing incorrect directions, showing mislabeled street signs and even countries, there wasn’t much Apple CEO Tim Cook could do except to
suggest that users count on the competition, like Google Maps, until Apple cleaned up Maps. Many iOS device owners to this day continue to stick with Google Maps for navigation, and Apple is hoping to win them back by rebuilding Apple Maps from scratch, using data it collected on its own.