There are many people who are disappointed with the Maps app after upgrading their iOS version to iOS 6 (all 15% of iPhone users, in fact). Performance of the Maps app is without a doubt behind that of what Google Maps can offer, but to be fair to Apple, this is their first attempt to break away from Google Maps as part of their in-house navigation efforts, so perhaps things might change for the better down the road? We will just have to adopt a wait and see attitude.
Apple did release a statement on where their Maps app in iOS 6 is at the moment, giving us the impression that the Maps app in iOS 6 remains a work in progress, urging folks to continue using it instead of switching to a different app. The statement reads, “We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.”
Hopefully Apple will be as good as their word.