Apple Maps voice navigation in SA

Turn-by-turn navigation with voice now available on devices running iOS 6 in SA

October 3, 2012
iOS 6 Maps TomTom

Strange pronunciation of “metres” aside (Siri’s UK voice says meh-tuh), voice-assisted turn-by-turn navigation has become available in South Africa on devices running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS.

This is in line with information published on Apple’s website which indicated that turn-by-turn navigation would be available in October 2012.

Standard maps, satellite imagery, directions, and traffic were all available in South Africa when iOS 6 launched on 19 September.

Notable absences from the list are support for any Siri-related services (such as local search, directions, and movie or restaurant information), dictation, games, and iTunes content.

Apple announced in June that iOS 6 would drop Google Maps for its own mapping application. It was later discovered that Dutch navigation company TomTom was providing the data for Apple’s new Maps app.

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Thanks to Mike for sending this in.

Tags: Apple, Apple Maps, Headline, iOS 6, TomTom

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