As the consummate user of Google Maps, with the third-party Waze as a free turn-by-turn navigation backup, I agree with most critics that Apple Maps is the ultimate in Apple arrogance: Simply not ready for primetime yet crammed down the throats of those of us who use the iPhone and did the operating system upgrade.
With Apple , Siri’s iPhone 4S clunky flaws notwithstanding, customers want and expect nothing but the best in elegance and functionality. (Read More: Apple's Messy Map Problem.)
On both scores, maps is a clear misfire. And the lack of transit maps is unforgivable. Telling consumers to use third-party apps simply doesn’t cut it.