Apple smartphone owners of the iPhone 4 have three options:
Keep the current OS for iPhone 4 .
Upgrade to iOS 6.
Buy the iPhone 5.
For best value, Matt Miller, Forbes Contributor and Millennials Tech Writer, encourages iPhone owners to consider the upgrade before buying the new iPhone 5.
At the same time Apple is struggling with failure issues in its iPhone mapping system. Current iPhone 4 uses Google maps. The upgrade to iOS 6 and the new iPhone 5 both use OpenStreetMap and other technology, some bought and some licensed.
According an article by Adam Satariano in Bloomberg.com, Noam Bardin, the CEO of Waze Inc., says that Apple will have a difficult time matching Google technology that is built on billions of dollars in development.