I sat down to play with the Golden Master release of iOS 6 tonight so I could familiarize myself with the software before our customers download it next week. While the majority of my interactions have been perfectly good, there is one terrible experience that I’ve spent way too much time trying to figure out.
With Apple looking to control more and more of its software, they replaced Google Maps with custom-built mapping software in iOS 6. Initially, I thought that would be great — better functionality, turn-by-turn directions, a prettier interface. I didn’t consider the consequences that come without Google’s data and backend for local businesses.