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.