Australians will not be able to benefit from the Apple iOS 6 'Maps' application's 'turn-by-turn' feature.
In its latest software upgrade, Apple has removed Google, Inc. applications like YouTube and Google Maps. The technology giant has instead developed its own Maps app in collaboration with satnav manufacturer TomTom.
The iOS 6 operating system will come pre-installed to the latest iPhone 5 device, which is available for pre-order on September 14th in preparation for release on September 21st.
Those who own older devices like the iPhone 4S will be able to upgrade to this software using iTunes from September 19th.
One of the main features Maps boasts is turn-by-turn navigation. This works in a very similar way to a satnav, with spoken instructions guiding a user to their destination. Real-time traffic information is also provided and signs and arrows will help the driver follow the route.
However, Australia is not featured on the regional availability list for this tool. Apple is hopefully working on bringing turn-by-turn navigation here soon.
Posted by Peter Robinson