How the iPhone 4 Displays Map Directions in iOS 6

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With the arrival of iOS 6, users have begun using the new turn-by-turn directions built into Apple's mapping app. iPhone 5, 4S and iPad 2 and 3 users get turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions that automatically route users to their destination. The iPhone 4 does not support the much promoted feature.

In iOS 5's Google version of Maps, the app provided directions in list-form and allowed users to press 'next' and 'previous' to navigate from turn to turn. Though the iPhone 4 doesn't officially support turn-by-turn directions, Apple has significantly upgraded how the Maps app presents them.

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Directions are displayed on the screen in the same style as "turn-by-turn" but users can swipe manually just like the iOS 5 version, or the directions change after you reach the turn.

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106 months ago

Lets just hope those turn-by-turn directions don't take someone across a river in their car.

Anyone who relies that heavily on turn by turn navigation in order not to see the river, deserves to fall into it.
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106 months ago
Lets just hope those turn-by-turn directions don't take someone across a river in their car.
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106 months ago
My iPhone 4 makes me feel so obsolete. :(
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106 months ago

Sarcasm my friend, it's called sarcasm. ;)


I'm aware of that. And my reply was meant to be in good humour. I truly wouldn't expect anyone to be that dumb (apart from Michael Scott, I guess...)
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106 months ago

Lets just hope those turn-by-turn directions don't take someone across a river in their car.


the office!!!
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106 months ago
I was just about to say that on the 4 the directions change automatically now. Its much better than before in that aspect. That was always a HUGE pain to try and hit the little arrow every turn.

Its different on the iPhone 4 because there is no audio. So no, siri doesnt warn you about upcoming turns, traffic, etc. Its exactly like the google version of the list, except it looks different and changes the turns for you automatically based on your GPS location.
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