Australia getting turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6 next month

Apple has confirmed Australian users of iOS 6 will get access to the turn-by-turn navigation feature in its Maps app from October

Turn-by-turn navigation in Apple's Maps app in iOS 6 will be available in Australia next month.

Turn-by-turn navigation in Apple's Maps app in iOS 6 will be available in Australia next month.

Apple has confirmed Australian users of iOS 6 will get access to the turn-by-turn navigation feature in its new Maps app from October.

The October availability comes after Australia was originally left off the list of countries that the turn-by-turn navigation feature would be available in.

Last week, Apple published an iOS 6 availability list by region, as some features of its new operating system are not available in every country.

The company has since updated this iOS 6 features list with confirmation that turn-by-turn navigation in the Maps app will be available in Australia next month.

The list of availability by country for the turn-by-turn navigation feature in Maps for iOS 6. (Credit: Apple)
The list of availability by country for the turn-by-turn navigation feature in Maps for iOS 6. (Credit: Apple)

In addition to Australia, the feature will be available in Brunei, Egypt, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand from October.

Apple's new Maps application will replace the default Google Maps application in iOS 6 and includes features like directions, traffic information and local search capabilities. The ability to display 3D buildings in navigation mode (US-only), along with business reviews and photos (selected countries) will not be available to Australian users of Maps.

Other features of iOS 6 not available to Australian users include the ability to make restaurant reservations and look up local movie times with the Siri voice assistant. Apple has confirmed that the ability to look up directions with Siri will be made available to Aussies in October.

Apple will release the iOS 6 software update on Wednesday 19 September US time, just three days ahead of the iPhone 5 launch on Friday 21 September.

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