Hey, I'm not diehard anything. My phone is Android and I just resigned my position as an administrator on an Android forum. But, if Google said maps aren't allowed to be included as a standard app anymore on Apple products, then that is just life. I use what works for me. My iPad does everything I need it to do. I started out with an Android phone, them went to iPhone and am now back to Android again. But, as soon as I am able, I am going back to iPhone because it just works, out of the box. No constant battery pulls, etc., is awesome. And, from what I have seen and based on Apples history, I am confident they will be improving their map app. When I get my iPhone, if I don't find the stock map to be what I need, I will just download another one from the App Store.