Apparently the blogosphere is on a witch hunt about IOS6's new Maps app. It looks like there are a lot of issues that people are having and some changes in functionality.
First, my impression so far is that it is actually MORE accurate than Google Maps. When I type in my home address, the pin ends up somewhere down the street. On my iPhone 5 it was dead on with the pin in the middle of my roof on the satellite view. Sorry, but I see that as an improvement.
Same with my work. Rather than being half a block away and in the middle of the street (before I corrected it on the business listing), the new Maps app was spot on.
In fact, the only issue I have has so far was not directly Maps fault. Yelp had the local plumbing supply store listed as 300 East when in fact it is 300 West. I submitted an error report, but just to confirm it, I looked on Yelp, and there it is in all its glory, on the wrong side of town.
Most of the errors I have seen have been perfectly understandable, and while they do need to be corrected, to get all huffy about them is a bit childish.
I propose the reason for all the hubub is not that the Maps App is SOOOO bad, but rather we have become SOOOO bad at navigating because we don't have to pay attention to where we are going anymore. Type it in and drive. Trust the machine.
Actually I was in California a few weeks ago using Google Maps, and not only did I keep going to places that were no longer there, but even things as simple as Disneyland were needlessly complicated and off. So don't tell me Google is all perfect and everything.
I'm sorry, but learn to navigate people. Have a general idea of where you are going so that when you are led astray, you can tell before you park you car in a lake. Be smarter than the machine!