For the record, Apple Maps knows exactly where that teriyaki place in Livermore is, and it’s the first hit on teriyaki livermore ca. Google still has no idea what the hell I’m talking about.
No, it’s not all roses and puppy dogs with Apple’s Maps on iOS6, but there are some areas where it excels, and others where Google falls down, as Watts Martin points out above.
For me, I can see all the TTC stops around me, I was able to zoom in on a 3D view of the storage place down the street to get the web address off the side of their building, and, if not for the summer foliage, I’d be able to see our balcony as if I was flying by. So I’m happy so far.
1. We now have turn by turn navigation. Something that wasn’t going to happen from Google, as it was a competitive advantage on Android (or whatever-other-reason-Google-wasn’t-going-to-offer-it; see: no Youtube without ads).
2. The data will only get better as more people use Apple Maps.
3. I’m sure Google Maps will be in the app store soon enough, for those that really are having trouble.