New Apple nav app uses TomTom as primary provider

Posted on June 12th, 2012. Written by Blancer.

Our sister site, Engadget, is reporting that the new navigation app from Apple will use TomTom maps as a primary, but not the only source of street map data.

We were sitting around wondering how people like Garmin, Navigon and others would feel about Apple providing turn-by-turn for free on iOS devices, and now we know that at least TomTom is in on the deal.

Specifically, on the new nav app copyright page, it gives 2006-2012 ownership to TomTom and “others.”

TomTom started offering a navigation application for iOS back in 2009, and major competitors have offered full featured and excellent performing alternatives. Apple likely feels pressure from Android, which has provided a free navigation application from the start.

New Apple nav app uses TomTom as primary provider originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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