Apple’s New Maps in iOS 6 Using TomTom Mapping Data
One of the top five Apple iOS 6 features is the new and improved Maps, which contains a neat little feature called Flyover. The company is no longer using Google as the main source of placing you on the map and has turned to another company to deliver cartography for basic mapping and turn-by-turn solution.
According to TomTom, the company “has signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information”. No further details have been made public but this will probably change (or not) once iOS 6 is ready for the public. For now, it is worth noting — in case you were wondering about accuracy — that the mapping data used by Apple’s new Maps is provided by TomTom. To read more about the top features of iOS 6, make sure to read our editorial on what we found interesting and whether it was worth the waiting or not.