iOS6 Frustrations

I upgraded to iOS 6 yesterday and so far have been far from impressed. Here’s what’s irking me:

  • Passbook is unusable. I installed the iOS 6 compatible version of the United Airlines app, which clearly states Passbook support and yet Passbook only shows me the splash screen. On top of that, the App Store shows the Cannot Connect to iTunes error. Fixes aside, even with the United app I can’t get it to work.
  • Turn by turn navigation in Maps is rubbish. I had to drop off some stuff across the city last night, so I thought from my house to Embarcadero I’d use Maps to get me directions. It took me via the freeway which was odd to start, but as I drove city streets at like 15/20mph, it kept getting my location wrong and subsequently rerouting me to different routes. On top of that, if often jumped the gun and gave me the next turn before I had arrived at the current turn.
  • I’m not a fan of the new multi-colored status bar. It updates with all the apps and the Mail and System app seem jarring with the new colors. This one is just personal preference though, nothing functional.
  • I miss the YouTube app. I downloaded the Google one and it’s just not the same.

Okay, those are only four complaints, but the Maps one is really exceptionally frustrating.