This review will go over numerous new features of iOS 6.
A New Maps App
iOS 6 comes with a new and redesigned Maps application that Apple built themselves. It doesn’t use Google Maps anymore. Maps now uses Apple’s own mapping technology that is backed by TomTom. It surpasses the old Maps application by supporting features such as turn-by-turn navigation, flyover view, and even a beautiful new map interface.
Turn-by-turn navigation works just the way you would expect it to. Enter an address and iOS takes over from there – routing you to where you need to go from your current location. Your iPhone will speak the directions aloud to you as you move along the intended path, so you will always know what to do even when the road has your attention. Using technology from TomTom, the Maps application will help re-route you when traffic conditions change, this way you’ll never end up late to where you need to be.
What's great about this feature is being able to simply sit back and let the phone do everything for you. Back in the Google Maps days, you had to be constantly looking at the Google Maps image, distinguishing road names for yourself and spending more time looking at the screen instead of the road. It is certainly a much-needed feature for iOS, being requested for so long. Unfortunately it took a while to get here, but it's finally here and it's great!