By Jonathan Charles | Sep 17, 2012 01:08 PM EDT
Apple recently confirmed that turn-by-turn navigation, a new feature in iOS 6, is coming to Australia this October. The software giant also confirmed that eight additional regions will get the operating system.
Introduced in June, the feature is part of the removal of Google Maps, replaced by Apple's "Maps" service, with TomTom providing directions. The end of a deal between Apple and Google caused the removal of Google Maps, and it remains to be seen how Apple's new service works in the real world.
Apple published the list of countries on its website, and confirmed October-launching countries which are getting iOS 6 features. Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Macau, and Taiwan are getting iOS 6 in October. Apple also published a feature-by-feature list of iOS 6 features available in specific countries.
iOS 6 launches this week for most users, alongside iPhone 5's launch on Friday. The iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S support the newest version of the mobile operating system. However, older devices will see fewer features; the iPhone 3GS in particular sees limited support as the device is discontinued.
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