A number of developers spoke to CNET under the guise of anonymity, and claim they repeatedly warned Apple about glaring problems with iOS 6’s Maps app, but their warnings were ignored.
All of the developers that spoke to CNET have apps currently in the App Store that utilize Apple’s mapping assets to function. Apple issued four different pre-release versions of Maps during iOS 6’s development.
"During the beta period I filed bug reports with Apple's Radar system (notorious for being ignored), posted on the forums several times, and emailed multiple people within Apple's MapKit team to voice our concerns." — Anonymous Developer
"I posted at least one doomsayer rant after each (developer) beta, and I wasn't alone. The mood amongst the developers seemed to be that the maps were so shockingly bad that reporting individual problems was futile. What was needed wasn't so much an interface for reporting a single point as incorrect, but for selecting an entire region and saying 'all of this -- it's wrong.'" — Anonymous Developer
"This has been a frustrating experience for us and we don't care where the imagery comes from, we just would like our customers to be able to have the same experience within our app when they update from iOS 5 to iOS 6. Instead the OS upgrade broke some of the features we built within our application despite being told that only the imagery would be swapped out." — Anonymous Developer