Now, I’m not disputing that Maps does give a lot of strange
results to a lot of people all around the world, but for a large,
large number of people, iOS 6 Maps has been a huge improvement
over Google Maps. I’m talking about those of us who live in China
(you know, the place with 1.3+ billion people and the
second-largest economy in the world). Google Maps was always
pretty terrible here. In the big cities and tourist centers, it
was passable. Once you left China’s large metropolises, however,
you were pretty much on your own. You could usually see
expressways, highways, and even a lot of smaller roads, but there
were very, very few shops, restaurants, banks, ATMs, etc. listed.
That has changed with iOS 6.
Interesting, to say the least.