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Apple Mobility data echo’s Google’s Location data showing how society has ground to a halt

We carry our smartphones everywhere, and they are constantly using our location to help us with everything from navigation to searches for the shops and train timetables.

Apple say their data “is generated by counting the number of requests made to Apple Maps for directions” so while it’s not a 100% representation of all Apple phones, it’s an indication of trends over time.

Globally, the trend is very clear.

In addition to this global snapshot, there is data available for major cities and 63 countries.

Here’s Australia:

Let’s compare that to the “total lockdown” occurring in New Zealand:

What I find fascinating is how different the graph is for Singapore. Early on, seen as a real case study for control, but as it turns out, they didn’t do enough:

So, there you have it – like Google, Apple data shows we are doing our bit to Stop the Spread.

Apple Mobility data echo’s Google’s Location data showing how society has ground to a halt
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