Re: Apple far worse
I can see the damage control PR shills have been deployed.
1. You can run iOS without an Apple ID account.
2. Play Services has been caught sending your location even whenever all location settings have been turned off and it seems no Google account is required. See this.
3. Battery life is not reduced because it's collected while Apple Maps is open, the data is anonymised, it's only used for improving the Maps app, and you neglect to mention what Google Maps and Google Play Services does with the data it slurps - you don't even have to have Maps open for it to pop up plaintive cries for help about restaurants you're walking past.