Really? That's the methodology that Microsoft used for Windows 8?
Steve Jobs would never have let these products ship.
Keep in mind that the iPhone 5 (and its iOS 6 ilk) was still managed by Jobs (product development cycles are between two and three years). I'm sure he had no input whatsoever on the Maps app.
Well, besides his hate on Google, of course.
Face it, Jobs shipped a lot of crap software. Good one as well, but you can't airbrush history this way.
It must be like warfare with all the smart people in Redmond being told to just code to make things work.
That's what they're told? Seriously, who are your sources?