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iOS users, have you upgraded to iOS 6? Did you try the new Google-less Maps app? The map display looks much better and better annotated than Google’s maps but is it as useful? Is the data as comprehensive? A lot of the issues seem to stem from the fact that Apple uses multiple data sources that are either outdated or just incomplete. The labeling layers on the map like to appear and disappear without any particular reason or pattern, traffic information is incomplete despite supposedly using data from Waze, and the app keeps failing to locate major landmarks, let alone minor ones. This last point means turn by turn navigation doesn’t always work. Overall, this is a work in progress. This maps app is basically version one and it will need several more months, or perhaps a year before it can be expected to work like Google Maps.