"No complaints here!"4.0 starson by jpsalerno
Fast, smooth & reliable
Maps (turn-by-turn directions)
App store (updating no longer sends you to the homescreen)
Cons: Not everyone will appreciate the simplicity
Nothing over the top = nothing flashy to showcase
Summary: When you're on top, everyone will look for things to nitpick. The competition (along with their legion of fanboys/girls) will use anything and everything they can to make you look bad.
Take the whole maps issue. It looks like there are some issues but I have yet to experience anything. If and when the time comes perhaps I'll feel a bit differently. As it stands now, the maps app has never been (and won't become) something of vital importance. I've tested it out just because it's new and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. It works as well as I could have expected. If I hadn't already shelled out a good deal of money for the Navigon app I'd definitely use it as my turn-by-turn navigation. The fact that some remote island in the middle of nowhere isn't accurate or the rendered drawings on some bridge in NY are messed up doesn't affect me one bit. Even if I lived in NY it wouldn't as I'd just use the non-rendered version and be on my way. In short, it's something to nitpick at and not a big deal to me.
As far as the rest of the OS goes... there are a lot of minor improvements but nothing earth-shattering. That's both good and bad I guess. Personally, I like the simplicity IOS offers. My phone isn't supposed to get in my way with overly cluttered screens or complicated nonsense. Leave that for my real computer where I can appreciate that sort of thing. I use my phone for business purposes mostly and can't be slowed down. IOS is a great GTD type of OS as it only allows you to use/focus on one thing at a time. I dig that. I get that not everyone does and that's ok. Just don't knock it because it's simple. Sometimes less is more.
In summary... I've been using IOS 6 (beta) for the past month and the latest version since it's release. Both my iPad(3) and iPhone(5) run flawlessly with no manor (or minor) issues of any kind. I feel a lot of the criticism comes from biased types that are looking to make Apple look bad. Personally that kind of thing is lame. I appreciate all 3 major OS's and have nothing against either of the others. I feel they are all great and offer some tremendous features. Neither are right for me but that doesn't make them inferior. People really need to lighten up and embrace the competition. The better the competition is, the better your OS of choice will have to be. None of them are going anywhere so there's no need to worry about that. Any major company is going to want to be on all of them so you don't have to worry about that either. Bragging rights for being #1? lmao really??? How that could possibly have any effect on my life is beyond me. All I know is... IOS serves me well and I have no complaints whatsoever. If the Maps app somehow starts to suck there are always other options. It's not like Apple is forcing you to use their app. In short, if you're already on the Apple bandwagon, IOS 6 is a no brainer upgrade.