iOS 6: What isn't available in Australia?

Not all of the new features in iOS 6 will be available in Australia

Not all of iOS 6's new features will be available in Australia.

Not all of iOS 6's new features will be available in Australia.

Apple will release its iOS 6 software update on Wednesday, September 19, but not all of its new features will be available in Australia.

The company has published an iOS 6 availability list by region, as many features of the new operating system are not available in every country across the globe.

The good news is, of the 25 listed major features of iOS 6, Aussie users will get 19 of them from launch. They include:

Standard maps
Satellite view maps
Directions in maps
Traffic in maps
Local search in maps
Sports scores and fixtures in Siri
Twitter integration in Siri
Facebook integration in Siri
Local search in Siri
Restaurant information in Siri
Restaurant reviews in Siri
Movie information in Siri
Movie reviews in Siri

Of the features not available at launch, Australian users of iOS 6 will get access to turn-by-turn navigation in Maps and directions in Siri sometime in October.

Turn-by-turn navigation in Apple's Maps app will be available Down Under in October.
Turn-by-turn navigation in Apple's Maps app will be available Down Under in October.

3D buildings in navigation, business reviews and photos in Maps, local movie times in Siri and restaurant reservations in Siri are all features of iOS 6 which will not be available in Australia. Apple has not revealed if or when these features may be available Down Under at a later date.

For a full list of all iOS 6 features and their availability by region, check out Apple's iOS 6 features Web page.

The ability to look up local movie times through Siri won't be available in Australia.
The ability to look up local movie times through Siri won't be available in Australia.

Apple will release the iOS 6 software update on Wednesday 19 September US time, just three days ahead of the iPhone 5 launch on Friday 21 September.

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