A tad more on iOS 6’s Apple Maps

A tad more on iOS 6’s Apple MapsDespite 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.

Read more about: Apple iPad 3Apple iPhone 4SiOSApple iPad 2Apple iPhone 3GSApple iPhone 4

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6 comments

Stelph  Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:19

Considering the current weather it must be autumn already isnt it? Wheres my iOS6

Pondlife  Jun. 12, 2012 at 12:33

Turn by turn and the flyover bit not compatible with iphone 4 and 3gs apparently

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 12, 2012 at 14:16

Like the SGS3 it seems iOS6 (and the Phone 5?) are pretty much all about 'features' I couldn't care less about. Excellent for my wallet :D

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 12, 2012 at 15:31

we’re aware that there’s free turn-by-turn navigation included with Google’s OS. It works a treat, actually.
Even as an Android fanboy, I have to disagree with you. Any GPS system which relies on having a decent mobile data connection is not "good". NavFree (when paired with AdFree) beats GMaps Navigation hands down.

Stelph  Jun. 12, 2012 at 15:37

Turn by turn and the flyover bit not compatible with iphone 4 and 3gs apparently

Great, thanks for that Apple, will be keeping that Jailbreak then!

Pondlife  Jun. 12, 2012 at 21:20

Not surprised about the flyover bit not working can imagine a 3gs crying at just the thought of running it.

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