During the whole fiasco with Apple Maps, it was suggested that one of the reasons Apple decided to drop Google Maps and release their own solution early was due to a couple of reasons, one of them being that Google had reportedly refused to include voice guided turn-by-turn navigation in their iOS update. It’s not really that big of deal if Apple could offer a replacement or an alternative, which they did, although unfortunately it seems that Australia is still left out of the loop.
It turns out that Australia was supposed to get turn-by-turn navigation this month, but according to Apple’s website, this particular feature will not be making its way down under until sometime in November, although no specific dates were given. Heading on over to Apple’s website, it seems that Australia is the only country that has yet to receive this feature, while 52 others have already received it. This probably won’t sit well with Australians as there have been complaints in the past over how Apple products in Australia are more expensive than other countries in the world, despite Australia’s currency being stronger than the US.
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