Apple urged patience. “Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service,” said spokeswoman Trudy Miller. “We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn-by-turn navigation, and Siri integration. We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.”

Apple Says iOS 6 Maps App Will Get Better – John Paczkowski – Mobile – AllThingsD. Apple used to be the company who waited until they got the user experience right, or nearly right, before releasing a product. Now they seem to have adopted the “release whatever you have and then iterate” model. I’m not sure that’ll work well for them.