That's oversimplified. Apple was unhappy about letting Google get all that juicy user location data for free. It's worth a fortune to advertisers, and Apple decided to retain control of it. As usual, it's not about emotions. It's about money.
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Perhaps, just perhaps, folks at Apple read this and similar blogs and have come to the understanding that millions of iOS users are really irritated by this premature push out of an incomplete product. Their Apple response that this is new and will get better over the next few years just doesn't get it. With five iPads and six iPhones in our family, only my iPad and iPhone have iOS6, there will be no such upgrade on the other machines until Apple get's it right or allows Google's new mapping app into the app store.