Turn-by-turn navigation launches in Australia

Macworld Australia Staff
15 November, 2012
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Apple has finally launched turn-by-turn navigation in Australia. While the company’s Maps availability still states the feature is yet to arrive, users of the Apple Maps app can now receive voice-assisted directions.

Australia is the last country on Apple’s availability list to receive turn-by-turn navigation in Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app, with Macau, Malaysia, Brunei, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand each receiving the update during October.

Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a public apology for the Maps app in September, after outcries from users condemning the move from Google Maps in iOS 6.

In a press statement on October 29, Cook announced the departure of iOS chief Scott Forstall, a move the Wall Street Journal believes is a result of Forstall refusing to sign his name to the apology letter.

Alongside the delayed release of turn-by-turn navigation in Australia, Apple missed the October deadline for iTunes 11 it announced at its September media event.




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  1. Brendon's says:

    Mine still not working a fix on how to get e
    Working would be great

  2. Kale says:

    How does one activate it on 4S? How did it get into my iPhone? Software Update shows that I am up to date with iOS6.01 and I have not had updates since. Is it a Siri thing? I don’t use it – not very reliable.

  3. Michel Hedley says:

    Seems to work ok in general
    Seems to have trouble with Australian suburbs – prefers to name the suburb after the name of the council or something rather than the suburb’s geographic or postal name.
    Seems impossible to move an incorrectly placed pin to its rightful spot (despite following the ‘report an error’ instructions).
    Seems no avenue available to correct the pronunciation of Australian place names – particularly Aboriginal place names.
    Seems to offer Australian Siri only – I have been using American Siri since she became my secretary and would prefer that she be my navigator as well.

  4. John Wilkins says:

    If I ask for a route to a town or city in our region.. the final destination is some absurd address in an inexpicably irrelevant street. What is the software choosing .. ? the geographical “centre” or what? Why not the local post office or other standard municipal building.

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