In the lead up to the release of iOS 6 on September 19, Apple has updated its website, indicating that Turn-by-Turn Navigation capabilities in its Maps app will now be made available to Australians from October.
Following Thursday’s iPhone 5 media event, an iOS 6 checklist on the Apple website listed features of the new mobile operating system, and to which locations these services would be made available to. Originally, Australia was not included as one of the countries supported by Maps’ Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
Since then, MacTalk forum member @tomwazere discovered an update in which Apple identified Australia as one of the locations to receive the feature in October.
During the company’s iPhone 5 press event on Thursday, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announced the September 19 release of iOS 6, after which Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall took to the the stage to provide a brief demonstration of some of the new features coming to Apple’s mobile operating system. including the Maps app.
The new Maps system, featuring vector-based maps, satellite imagery, free turn-by-turn directions, points of interest displayed inline on the map and new 3D Flyover locations including Sydney, San Francisco, London and Boston.
iOS 6 will be free and available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, along with the second- and third-generation iPads. It will also ship on the newly announced iPhone 5.