Apple is stepping up rivalry with Google. Later this year, it will replace the current Google-sourced Maps app on their devices running on the next-generation operating system, iOS 6.
This app is simply called Maps and it combines turn-by-turn navigation with the voice control of Siri, Apple’s digital assistant.
Just after unveiling the new mapping features for its next mobile operating system during its developer conference in San Francisco, navigation giant TomTom announced that it has entered an agreement with Apple to provide maps and related information.
TomTom already has mobile-navigation apps that run on Apple’s iPhones and iPads.
Several automakers, like BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota, reportedly plan to integrate a one-touch button to access the iPhone’s features.
Question is of course if iPhone users are willing to replace something as good as Google Maps. So far, the Apple app is not without its flaws.