Apple did bring these to the table.
They could have created any kind of map they wanted using the OSM data but for some unknown reason, they chose ye oldé pirate treasure map style, aaarrrggghhh, matey!
They did take my bug report and fix the shuffle and repeat icons so you can now tell if they are turned on. They used to be white when selected and a slightly less white when not selected. However, selecting an Artist and tapping a song will still only play that one album though (acknowledged bug).And still no lyrics...
f you look at the link to the image used, you'll see it is for the HP Pre.
Verizon is simply using the Apple event to gather email addresses from curious/hopeful people they want to get as customers.