Apple Maps In Australia Might Not Be All That At Launch


Apple’s being characteristically cagey about international support for voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6, but astute observers will notice a key clue that points to the feature being absent from the upcoming Australian release.

The iOS 6 preview page has a listing of everything users can expect in the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, including iCloud, Siri and Maps enhancements.

One discrepancy between the US site and the Australian site, however, is that the US site (pictured left) lists support for turn-by-turn navigation, while the Australian site does not (pictured right).

Simple oversight, or is it a clue of things to come (or not come, rather)?

Developers we’ve spoken to this morning report that turn-by-turn is currently active in Australia, but it’s missing support for Siri-guided navigation.

We’ve asked Apple to comment on why the feature is absent from the iOS 6 sizzle page, but there has been no response at the time of publication. We’ll keep you updated on this though.

Are any of you iOS 6 beta testers using voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation yet?

Thanks to Phoerohphore for sending this in to us. Top spotting.