That bit at the end there was most telling. That Google has the more efficient vector maps program available, but was only willing to give it to their Android users and not to Apple. I can see that as a reason for Apple to want to create their own maps program even though they still had a license to use Google Maps. That, however, does not excuse Apple for pushing out a vastly inferior product. Espeasially when their fortune has been made by charging more for a "superior" user experience.