Originally Posted by Marcel655
I have not upgraded my iPhone but have tried the apple maps on my iPad mini. Here is the problem with what you are saying updates to more and more of my apps require iOS 6, so my choice is to keep google maps and have no more upgrades to any of my software or upgrade and loose functionality.If you cant understand how that is not a good thing well, you cant fix stupid. Either way google will release its superrior mapping app at which point I can upgrade. Five years down the road apple will have decent data and the google maps up will be redundant.
More than likely apple will be irrelevant like microsoft and we will hate on whoever is not using whatever we decided to buy.
I understand perfectly well that sticking with iOS 5 it will be increasingly difficult to keep your other apps updated. Unnecessary insult aside; yes, I know that that's not a good thing. However, this is a "you can't have your cake and eat it too" situation. You have to decide what's best for you; BUT... you can't have both. It's as simple as that.
This is no different than any other upgrade for any OS platform. People were complaining bitterly when Apple removed the "rosetta" PPC compatibility layer from the MacOS, saying they *needed* that old app that won't work on modern OS's. The answer was the same as it is here: Don't upgrade, and your software will work just as well as it did yesterday. Did these people miss out on the latest features (and yes, some of those were security features)? Yes they did. But Apple made the decision that they didn't want their OS "experience" clouded by old software UI's.
Stick with iOS 5. It's not broken. And to my knowledge, no apps are frozen out iOS 5 users... yet. So that argument is hollow.