Is the new mapping app the “killer app” for iPhone 5?

For those of you brave enough to upgrade your iGadgets to iOS6, you get a sneak preview of one of the “enhancements” Apple will be shipping with the iPhone 5 – their own mapping application.

Basically, it ain’t great. Mispelled placenames…

by Tom Wardill on Twitter

Oh, and in case anyone at Apple is listening, Motorways are normally coloured BLUE on maps in the UK and Europe.

Significantly less detail…

Educational Wasteland?

But, I’ve seen people who like Apple’s 3D maps (using aerial imagery). A case of eye candy over substance?

Update: Seems the finger-pointing between Tom Tom (who provided backend data for Apple’s maps) and Apple has already begun.

Android is looking really attractive right now.