re: Apple iOS 6 Maps App Flops
The very first thing I tried to find with iOS 6's Maps on my iPad was UNCSA in Winston-Salem, NC. It was off by over a 1 mile, on the wrong street, with a totally wrong address, and a phone number that goes to what sounds like a fax machine. Imagine in some cities ending up almost 1.5 miles from your destination at 3AM?!?! Not a nice thought.
Oh, and you can't actually report a problem because you cannot drag the push pin to the right location. When you attempt to move the push pin it moves the map, not the pin so Apple has no way to correct the issue.
That iOS 6 Maps cannot find a UNC university in one of the largest cities in NC suggests to me Apple has more than a little bit of work to do. Google Maps finds UNCSA perfectly the first time, every time. The question is does Apple care more about getting away from Google than a good user experience? As for a Google Maps app, I'm betting Apple has some provision that they'll use to exclude it from the App Store. I can safely say my next tablet will not be an Apple product.