June 7th 2012 8:31 pm

Heads up! A newer version of this product is out!

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Ease of use IOS6 maintains Apple's intuitive and well known interface. As always, you can pick up an IOS device and within a moment you instinctively figure out the basics great!
  • Speed Interface very responsive even on a 3 year old iPhone 3GS. great!
  • Configurability iOS 6 adds new configuration options / more granular privacy options. This is, however, one of the few areas that show limits of the simple interface. (clutter) good
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.) Still the most robust app ecosystem. Developers have been very active delivering updates since IOS6 went live earlier this week. great!
  • Openness The trade off with Apple is that some apps / functions are prohibited. In theory more secure, but some functions I would like are not possible. so-so
Detailed review
Overall, very happy I'm confident that maps will improve (hopefully soon given the bad press). Crowd-sourcing for map data does not seem the best way to go. I also noticed my battery life has improved on my old 3GS since the update. Unless the maps are a deal breaker for you, I strongly recommend the update.