Despite being subject to strict non-disclosure agreements, developers immediately began flooding the cyberweb with screenshots of iOS 6 following last night’s WWDC keynote.
A couple of leaked iOS 6 screenshots in particular confirm that TomTom provides data for Apple’s new Google-less Maps app.
The shots to my left were initially leaked to Engadget, and TomTom later confirmed that it "has signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information."
Turn-by-turn navigation is included, and is fully compatible with Siri. Indeed, it’s Siri providing the voice for Apple Maps’ “turn left at the next junction” type goodness.
You can also ask Siri journey-related questions, such as the location of the nearest petroleum distillate dispenser.
In addition, there’ll be some sort of real-time traffic solution in Apple Maps, sucking in data from iPhone users and recalculating routes if necessary.
And just to keep our Android-using readers happy: yes, we’re aware that there’s free turn-by-turn navigation included with Google’s OS. It works a treat, actually.
Apple Maps will touch down with iOS 6 in “fall”, or – as we say in the United Kingdoms – autumn.