Sementara kebanyakan orang mengejek-ejek aplikasi maps Apple pada iOS 6, Anthony Drendel memberikan pendapatnya sendiri setelah mencoba langsung aplikasi Maps pada iOS 6 dari negara tempat tinggalnya, China:
As someone who lives in China and has to find my way around, the superiority of iOS 6 Maps is clear. In my experience, the new version of Maps zooms in much further, shows more points of interest, clearly labels banks and cellphone shops (China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom), and gives the locations of ATMs and public restrooms (my original iPad running iOS 5 with Google-powered Maps doesn’t show either of those things). The killer feature, though, is that iOS 6 Maps shows both English names and Chinese characters for everything, whereas Google-powered Maps only shows the English translation (on iOS devices whose language is English). This is killer.