Apple iOS 6 and BlackBerry 10 to use same maps partner TomTom
One of the big inclusions in Apple's iOS 6 software announced yesterday is an entirely revamped Maps application. No longer will Apple be using Google Maps, but instead running their own application that includes plenty of new features including turn-by-turn directions. Digging a little deeper, it appears that Apple has partnered with none other than TomTom who will supply the mapping and traffic data for the application. TomTom seems to be winning out all around - back in May they announced a partnership with RIM and their plans to bring new mapping features to the BlackBerry 10 platform. iOS 6 is only available to developers as a beta until the fall, so it will be interesting to see which mapping application wins out when both officially release later this year. In the past we've really only had Google Maps or BlackBerry Maps to work with -- do you think TomTom will win you over and be awesome on BlackBerry 10? Hit up the forums and let us know your thoughts!
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